Career Pathways Initiative

The Career Pathways program is a national educational initiative that prepares high school and college students for the high skill, high wage careers of this century that are growing in Central New York. The CNY Career Pathways Consortium is comprised of area school districts, BOCES, post-secondary institutions, area businesses and community agencies that work together to create a seamless transition for students from high school to college and finally, into their selected career.

The program begins in high school and transitions into a college program at a two-year or four-year institution. Career Pathways programs include the following components:

  • A strong foundation in math, science and communications, and technology using contextual instruction.
  • Career exploration activities, such as job shadowing and internships.
  • Specific career focus in areas such as Health, Business, Environmental Technology, or Computer-related fields.
  • Concurrent enrollment college courses, which are appropriate for students’ career focus.

The Career Pathways program is supported through federal funding via the Carl D. Perkins Act.