Connecting the Dots Overview of Creating Creative Career Pathways Between K-12, College, and Industry

Welcome and About Us

Sean Glumace - K-14 Career Pathways Statewide Technical Assistance Provider for Northern California & Adobe Education Leader

Angela Allison - K-14 Career Pathways Statewide Technical Assistance Provider for Southern California

Renah Wolzinger - Statewide Data Tools Technical Assistance Provider for California

What is a Pathway?

There are a lot of different definitions for what a career pathway is and should look like in education. The California WIOA definition is: Career pathways: enabling of progressive skills development through education and training programs, using multiple entry and exit points, so that each level of skills development corresponds with a labor market gains payoff for those being trained or educated. These pathways should be flexibly designed and include, where necessary, remedial programming, and English as a Second Language training, so as to allow those with basic skills deficiencies the ability to participate.

Contextualization Across Sectors & programs

How can you bring the creative/Career Technical Education side of the world to the academic? Programs like Adobe Slate and Voice can change an english term paper into an interactive project. What other programs can integrate video editing or image editing? Link outside the silos and promote your program!

5 Step Outreach Program

Step 1 - Connect With Your Partner School(S)

Making the connection from K-12 to College. Having college instructors come and teach or assign a project in the K-12 classroom is a way to build trust between the students and programs.

Step 2 - Industry Field Trip/Activity

This is your opportunity to connect industry to your classrooms and get your students out into the real world.

Step 3 - Pathway Day

Open up your labs, equipment, studios, art departments, workspaces, and more to the K-12 students. From full day multi-workshop pathway days to simple one period or workshops can make a huge impact on the students school and career choices. Hands on is key!

Step 4 - Partnered 4 Year University visit

Building a full pathway from K-12 > Community College > 4 Year University > Industry is what we are using as our foundation. Partnering and building Transfer Agreements with both public and private universities is key.

Step 5 - Return to the Classroom

A key component in building a strong pathway is to make sure your connections don't go away and you follow up with the projects and programs with the students. This is your time to promote what comes next!

Industry Engagement and Outreach

Connect with your local industries outside of your comfort zone. Attend as many trade shows and conventions as you can and make sure you interact. The industry needs talent and they are ready and willing to help build a pipeline that will provide that.

Questions or Comments?

UpcominG Adobe Ed Ex Webinars

Integrating 3rd Party Certification Into Your Career Pathway - May 19, 9am PST

Learn how to use and integrate your local, state, and federal funding like Perkins, K-12 grants, and more to fund 3rd party certification in the classroom and how to leverage the program to build pathways, create professional development programs, and marketing opportunities outside of your institution. Join Adobe Education Leader Sean Glumace, CA Career Pathways TAP Angela Allison, and CA Data TAP Renah Wolzinger as they discuss how they built a successful instruction model around the Adobe Certified Associate certification program at Golden West College in Huntington Beach, CA that is now rolling out in other regions in California as a best integrated program practice.

Career Pathway Alignment with WIOA - How does this affect my school program? June 14, 9am PST

Learn how your Career Technical Education (CTE) programs may soon be affected by the new WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act) legislation. Learn how it may also influence the local system you are in to define Career Pathways in alignment with the Federal WIOA definition in order to move toward a common vision for career pathways nationwide from K-12 all the way to industry. Join Judy Mortrude - Director at Center for Law and Social Policy in Washington DC (CLASP), Sean Glumace, Angela Allison, and Renah Wolzinger.

How to Contact Us

Sean Glumace | | @seanglumace |

Angela Allison |

Renah Wolzinger | |

Thank you!

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