Marin superior universities align with university for occupation paths

Five Marin public high faculty districts have taken their vocation complex training classes up a notch in a stronger and much more specific partnership with Faculty of Marin.

The “pathways of focus” method this year consists of about two dozen professions, like gaming, computer science, agriculture, cooking, media arts, health and fitness treatment and engineering style.

The large university scientific studies are now more tightly aligned with distinct Faculty of Marin job complex training programs underneath the partnership, which has been in put for 3 decades, stated Ken Lippi, deputy superintendent in the Marin County Place of work of Education.

“Since 2019, Marin has received a lot more than $5 million in grants from the point out for the software,” Lippi claimed. The county has also just been awarded $1.2 million in a K-12 Robust Workforce condition grant for this yr, Lippi stated. The point out financing is envisioned to go on via June 2024, he additional.

“The Marin County University to Profession Partnership and programs like occupation pathways permit college students to explore potential occupations and find a enthusiasm or curiosity, understand competencies to prepare them for the workforce and get courses in significant school that straight align with their post-secondary programs and programs,” Lippi reported in an email.

“We are immensely grateful to extra than 200 companies and businesses that assistance make these packages doable.”

The taking part Marin districts incorporate Novato Unified, San Rafael, Shoreline Unified, Tamalpais Union and the Marin County Regional Occupational Plan. The county method delivers courses in automotive fix, building and education and learning.

Alina Verona, a College of Marin dean, explained the collaboration with the large educational facilities is element of the college’s purpose in the state’s K-12 Strong Workforce Software.

“We see this pathway perform as inherently cross-organizational and central to the advancement of our fairness agenda across the county,” Verona claimed.

“Folks all through the faculty are doing work to make sure higher college college students, their lecturers, and counselors can transform — and have an understanding of how to change — a standalone, significant early higher education option to ongoing progress in a subject of study and occupation,” Verona reported.

Mary Jane Burke, Marin superintendent of schools, explained the application and connected tasks present not only schooling, but also job contacts and function encounter.

“Career pathways and plans like the Marin School-to-Occupation Partnership are a good example of our college districts and the community college coming together to perform as one when it is in the most effective pursuits of our learners,” Burke claimed in an electronic mail.

For case in point, the Tamalpais Union Higher Faculty District provides many paths that are joined with School of Marin courses at its three comprehensive superior faculties: Tamalpais, Archie Williams and Redwood.

The packages are architecture style and design, sustainable agriculture, pc science, engineering style and design, built-in humanities, new media and automotive.

All of the higher school lessons are tied to similar programs at the school. Linkages are set up also for summer programs, Verona claimed.

“We want to acquire the thriller and guess work out of the ‘what’s subsequent?’ question,” Verona mentioned.  “We know learners are on an exciting journey. We want to supply them with the navigational resources and crystal clear street map to make certain they get there.”

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