The goal of the health careers education program is to establish a rich, rigorous, integrated health careers path, from kindergarten through employment, to serve students from every school in California. Establishing quality integrated programs that are accessible to all students will enable them to fulfill their individual career goals and will help meet the health care industry’s human resource demands.
The Manufacturing and Product Development sector provides a foundation for students in California in manufacturing processes and systems, including graphic design production, machine tooling and forming, welding and materials joining, product innovation, and design. Students engage in an instructional program that joins academic, technical, and skill preparation, and focuses on career awareness and exploration.
In 2015 Shasta Community College District was awarded a competitive grant by the California Department of Education to help students stay in school and move toward college and employment in high-demand fields in Shasta, Tehama and Trinity counties. The work of the grant is to integrate academic and career-focused curriculum and experiences and to build or expand career pathways in partnering high schools. The grant will serve North-state students annually over the next five years.
The regional career pathways system offers linked learning models aligned with regional and statewide economic needs to support college and career readiness for students in the Shasta-Tehama-Trinity region. It offers evidence-based, high-quality career pathway curricula using models from the National Academy Foundation (NAF), Project Lead The Way, and the Health and Science Pipeline Initiative (HASPI).
The grant includes adaptive curriculum strategies; multiple entry and exit points; a continuum of work-based learning opportunities; integrated life skills/education interventions; and wrap around career services to participating students. Students will be able to select from high-skill, high wage, and high-growth career pathways that will be offered in the following sectors: Health Occupations and Manufacturing & Product Development.
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