The CESA 6 Regional Career Pathway System will:
Increase Resource Efficiency
Regional cooperation will optimize resources and prevent costly duplication of educational services through consolidation of programs of study in key industry areas effectively concentrating resources and expertise.
Ensure Educational Opportunity for All Students
A regional career pathways system will effectively enhance choices for high school students as they prepare for careers and further education. Students will be able to immerse themselves in a program, spending a half- day or more learning hands-on and gaining real-world experience in an environment equipped with the latest technology. Career and Tech helps students succeed in school and see the connections between academics and real-world success.
Support Economic Competitiveness
Workforce development, like economic development and employment, can be effectively be addressed at a regional level to increase the likelihood that there is a good ongoing match between employer needs and skilled workers. Students engaged in the centers of excellence will be exposed to a comprehensive design that expresses the preferences of stakeholders in the region and gives consistent direction to regional workforce development leaders. Students will be more engaged with added earning potential and better prepared to enter the high-wage/high-skills occupations within the region.