About the PATHS Project
The PATHS 2 Project will:
Expand healthcare pathway services across 10 districts. High school, middle school and elementary educators along with students providing an extensive support in gaining experiences and accessing information in these paths of study. The PATHS 2 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.
What will the PATHS 2 Project do?
PATHS 2 Project partners will:
Align curricula in targeted areas of study to create seamless paths from a young exposure in elementary, to middle school and high school on 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.
PATHS 2 Project Partner Duties
Pathfinder Academy: Put together by Region One ESC and Rio Grande Valley institutions of higher education, Pathfinder Academy is an intense training created for teachers, counselors, and district advisory teams that focuses on high school to college to career pathways in the health science field.
PATHS Student Conferences: Student Conferences include segments hosted by DHR Health educators that introduce various professions within the health science field.
Cybermentoring: Cybermentoring is a monthly one-on-one zoom session with a healthcare professional from DHR Health. Each cybermentoring session includes a small presentation on the day in the life of the professional and the pathway to their career. These sessions are open Q&A sessions where students can ask the professionals any questions they have, live. Topics change each month.