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Practices with Promise Success Story

Submitted By: Margo Turner Mead, Technical Assistance Provider, Communications, CCC

Pre-College Students Explore Careers, Earn College Credit in Career Academy

  • Type of Practice: Student Engagement and Career Awareness
  • Type(s) of Users Served: First-time Students
  • Sector(s): Advanced Manufacturing, Advanced Transportation & Renewable Energy, Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies, Energy, Construction & Utilities, Global Trade & Logistics, Health, Information & Communication Technologies (ICT)/Digital Media, Life Sciences/Biotech, Retail/Hospitality/Tourism, Small Business
  • Momentum Point(s) & Leading Indicators : MP 3, MP 4, MP 5, MP 6, MP 6a, MP 7, LI 5 (click here for description)
  • Regions Involved: Inland Empire/Desert
  • Colleges Involved: Barstow Community College

The Challenge

• Giving pre-college students (6th to 12th graders) the opportunity to explore different career pathways and putting them on the path to completion of a certificate and/or degree.
• Getting pre-college students to see the relevance between Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) and real world jobs.

The Solution

Barstow Community College’s Career Academy allows middle and high school students to explore different career paths by offering them free CTE courses. Courses include orientation, English, constructive quantitative math, automotive and diesel technology, welding, electrical technology, photography, and child development. Although Barstow has done concurrent enrollment and outreach before, the Academy is more focused on the completion of certificates and/or degrees. It was designed with student success foremost in mind, beginning with orientation classes to give students the academic skills they need and to make them aware of what they can expect at the college level.

Outcomes

When students are enrolled in the Career Academy and have concurrent enrollment in general, they are able to receive dual credit for both Barstow Community College and their high school. Students enrolled in the program have options to begin career paths in any of the programs Barstow Community College offers. In the orientation class, students select an area of interest and begin to work towards a goal. This can include completing a low-unit certification of achievement to taking classes to transfer into a 4-year program. The Career Academy has also established industry partnerships.

The Data

One hundred thirty five students have enrolled thus far.

Supporting Information

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Common Metrics

Leading Indicators

LI 1 Alignment of skillsets within a program (or set of courses) to a particular occupation and the needs of the labor market
LI 2 Regionalization of stackable certificates aligned with a particular occupation ladder
LI 3 Alignment of a certificate with state-, industry-, nationally-, and/or employer- recognized certification
LI 4 Creation of a credit certificate from non-credit certificate
LI 5 Curriculum articulation along a career or multi-career educational pathway
LI 6 Updating the skills of faculty, teachers, counselors, and/or “supporting staff to student” to reflect labor market needs
LI 7 Integration of small business creation and/or exporting modules into for-credit curriculum in other disciplines

Momentum Points

Middle School Cluster
MP 1Completed an individual career and skills awareness workshop in middle school that included a normed assessment process and was in a Doing What Matters priority or emerging sector
Transition from Middle School to High School
MP 2Completed a bridge program between middle school and high school and revised student career/education plan
MP 3Completed a student orientation and assessment program while in middle school or high school
High School Cluster
MP 4Completed one course in high school within a CTE pathway
MP 5Completed two or more courses in high school within a CTE pathway
MP 6Completed a CTE articulated course
MP 6aSuccessfully completed a CTE dual enrollment course or credit by exam, with receipt of transcripted credits
MP 7Completed a program in high school within a CTE pathway
Transition from High School to College Cluster
MP 8Completed a bridge program between high school and college in a CTE pathway
MP 9Completed college orientation and assessment as a first-time community college student who entered a community college CTE pathway
MP 10Transitioned from a high school CTE pathway to a similar community college CTE pathway
MP 11Transferred from a high school CTE pathway to a similar CSU, UC or private/independent university CTE pathway
MP 12Completed a counselor-approved college education plan, for first-time community college students who enter a CTE pathway
MP 13During high school, participated in an internship, work-based learning, mentoring, or job shadowing program in a CTE pathway
MP 14Percentage of community college students, who participated in a high school CTE pathway, whose first math or English course was below transfer-level
Community College Cluster
MP 15Completed two courses in the same CTE pathway
MP 16Retention rate between Fall and Spring within a CTE pathway
MP 17Completed a non-CCCCO-approved certificate within a CTE pathway
MP 18Completed a CCCCO-approved certificate within a CTE pathway
General Education and Transfer Progress Cluster
MP 19Completed a work readiness soft skills training program (either stand-alone or embedded) within a CTE pathway
MP 20Completed college level English and/or math, for students in a CTE pathway
MP 21Completed the CSU-GE or IGETC transfer track/certificate for students in a CTE pathway
MP 22Completed requirements in a CTE pathway, but did not receive a certificate or a degree
MP 23Completed an associate degree in a CTE major
MP 24Completed an associate degree in a major different from student’s college CTE pathway
MP 25Transferred from community college to a four-year university in the same CTE pathway
MP 26Transferred from community college to a four-year university in a major different from their CTE pathway
Community College Transition To Workforce Cluster
MP 27Participated in a college internship or workplace learning program within a CTE pathway
MP 28Attained a job placement in the same or similar field of study as CTE pathway
MP 29Acquired an industry-recognized, third-party credential
Workforce Progress Cluster
MP 30Attained a wage gain in a career in the same or similar CTE pathway
MP 31Attained wages equal to or greater than the median regional wage for that CTE pathway
MP 32Attained wages greater than the regional standard-of-living wage
MP 33Participated in incumbent worker training or contract education in a CTE pathway (for example training for layoff aversion, meeting heightened occupational credentialing requirement, transitioning employees whose occupations are being eliminated, or up-skilling existing employees)
MP 34Exception

 

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