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Collaborative Career Pathways: Building Bridges Conference 2005 An Introduction Elaine Makas Howard & Pamela J. Ill Career Pathways Consulting, LLC Career Pathways: Preparing Students For Life
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Elaine Makas Howard & Pamela J. Ill
Career Pathways Consulting, LLC
Career Pathways: Preparing Students For Life
Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press 2003 Howard/ Ill
Curriculum: Integration of core and elective content, life skills & technology
Counseling: Testing, placement, post-secondary and career planning as well as student skill building in teaming, problem solving, goal-setting, decision making, & conflict resolution
Community: Structured involvement that includes guest speakers, chat partners, field trips, job shadows, internships, mentors, senior project worksites, senior project advisors & evaluators
Steps to Success
At each level, students set goals and make decisions based on classroom
and counseling activities, along with real life community experiences.
Maneuvering Career Pathways with
Strong Employability Skills
Pulling Together High School
Experiences and Skills to TransitionKey Instructional Components:
Exploring and Choosing a Pathway Through
Academic, Career, and Personal Interests / Skills
In-depth Understanding of Workplace as
Related to Pathway
The integration of Pathway Classes into the curriculum using both the counseling and community processes gives students ownership of their education through key decisions:
FRESHMAN EXPLORATIONS: Which Pathway is for me?
SOPHOMORE SELECTIONS: Which is better for me: an internship or technical training?
JUNIOR JUDGMENTS: What kind of senior project and post secondary plan will move me forward?
SENIOR TRANSITIONS: How best can I make a successful post-secondary transition?
Where Pathways classes can be placed:
each year for five years
Peter Senge: The Fifth Discipline
Collaborative Pathways is the underlying belief structure of the school.
Elaine Howard and Pamela Ill
Collaborative Education Systems, LLC
4386 S. Seeger St.
Cass City, MI 48726