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Example Career Pathway Implementation Strategies


  • Offer pre-high school preparation programs

  • Develop aligned curriculum framework

  • Administer college placement exams and other assessments to determine academic readiness and career skill preparedness

  • Develop individual career and education plans

  • Begin preparation for postsecondary education by 9th grade or earlier;

  • After 10th and/or 11th grade, assess for college readiness; provide academic/career advising and apply appropriate enrichments

  • “Recapture” and maximize senior year (use senior year to prepare for college and/or earn credits)

  • Offer academic and career-related counseling and services

  • Provide counseling to parents; incorporate in career-related counseling

  • Offer evidence-based instructional strategies

  • Incorporate contextually-based teaching methodology and learning-centered strategies

  • Host professional development opportunities for secondary and postsecondary faculty (concurrent training)

  • Offer credit-based transition programs (e.g. dual/concurrent enrollment, tech prep, advanced placement, international baccalaureate, middle college high schools, articulation agreements); specify conditions for earning college credits while in high school

  • Develop (statewide) secondary-postsecondary articulation agreements

  • Develop articulation opportunities from two-year to four-year institutions

  • Incorporate creative delivery strategies (i.e. distance learning and computer-assisted applications)

  • Provide students with site-based experiences (e.g., internships, apprenticeships, cooperative programs)

  • Offer employer-and/or labor-sponsored initiatives (e.g., faculty externships and fellowships, employer-staff loans, students scholarships

  • Obtain employer/industry/labor assistance with curriculum development and industry/employment standards