Career Pathways Initiative - Equity

San Mateo County Community Collaborative - Equity
SB70 / SB1133    2011-2013

 

Funded by the California Community College Career Pathways Initiative, this collaborative seeks to improve education pathways and career-technical awareness for students enrolled in middle and high schools so they can achieve certificates and degrees in high quality career and technical education programs at the community colleges. With an emphasis on mitigating disparities in educational outcomes, key features of the project include the following:

  • A partnership with San Mateo County Office of Education Regional Occupational Program to offer career exploration programs for Middle School students and Court and Community High School students
  • Career and Technical Education Exploration (CTE) events such as workshops and conferences
  • High School field trips to colleges to explore admissions and targeted CTE Programs
  • Outreach to GED Centers (Coordinated with San Mateo County Workforce Investment Board's Youth Advisory Council)
  • 30,000 SMCCCD Career Program Booklets distributed throughout the region
  • Development of certificates and faculty in Automotive Technology
  • CTE related professional development activities for Middle School, High School and Community College Counselors

The project is managed by Skyline College through the SparkPoint Center.