The PATHS Project will:
align high-wage, in-demand healthcare pathways in high school with transition into higher education institutions;
link secondary and post secondary crosswalks of career-focused learning with multiple entry points and work-based experiences;
provide academic and career focused post-secondary advising with online resources for sustainable efforts and duplication throughout the region.
PATHS Project partners will:
Align curricula in targeted areas of study to create seamless paths from high school to college in identified areas via CTE stackable credentials/certificates, programs of study and dual enrollment paths;
provide students with PATHways mentoring and work-based industry experiences, training, and online, live “cybermentoring” by industry and post-secondary professionals in targeted occupations, as well as training and curriculum alignment in post-secondary healthcare entrance exams;
provide a PATHfinder academy for teachers and counselors created as a pilot in collaboration with UTRGV that provides educators in each district’s Healthcare Endorsement area a compendium of high school to postsecondary pathways focused in targeted certificates, Associates, and Bachelor’s degrees.
•Pathfinder Academy for teachers, counselors, district advisory teams – intensive training, held in partnership with area IHE’s, focused on high school to college to career pathways in health science
•Pathways Trainings for students – Quarterly conferences and work-based learning workshops
•Online platform training, curriculum alignment, crosswalks
•Monthly work-Group planning meetings
•Quarterly executive committee meetings