Pathways Improvement Scope

As noted in the High-Quality CTE program evaluation there is a need to provide underserved populations within our partnering districts with more opportunities for high-quality CTE training in the Hospitality sector. Students have a need for increased access to pathway offerings and support to find equity in their education. The districts and JPA need to better prepare students to succeed in post-secondary by providing more sections, more robust pathways that are focused on increased work-based learning opportunities, increased articulations, and dual enrollments for a successful postsecondary completion.

Goals & Priorities

As informed in the High-Quality CTE program evaluation and plan the objectives are to:

1. Enhance the new Culinary Food Science pathway at Diamond Bar High School and create new Hospitality pathways at Gabrielino High and Glendora High School.
2. Increase the overall number of Hospitality sections being offered to support the increased demands.
3. Increase work-based learning opportunities throughout the Culinary Food Science and Hospitality pathways that will be aligned with postsecondary curricula and expectations.
4. Provide industry-standard equipment for successful on-campus hands-on learning experiences, based on feedback provided by industry advisor partners.
5. Increase articulations for the existing Culinary Food Science pathway and develop new dual enrollment and/or articulations for the two new Hospitality pathways to ensure direct alignment with the Community College.
6. Hire four College and Career Pathway Advisors (CCPA’s) to support the partnering districts and teachers with workshops, guest speakers, articulations, development of worksites for increased work-based learning, and for data collection for grant outcomes.
The districts and JPA have established formal partnerships with several post-secondary institutions, including Mt. San Antonio College, Citrus College, Pasadena City College, and Rio Hondo. One of the overarching goals of ESGVROP is to have all students experience the opportunity to enroll in CTE pathways and to ensure that all students will have a postsecondary transition plan. Online platforms such as Naviance and Major Clarity are used at our school sites. These are college and career readiness software providers that partner with our schools to provide students with college planning and career assessment tools. Major Clarity gives students information in 66 different Career Paths with 100’s of occupations within each career pathway. Students are able to search post-secondary options as well build a resume, look for work-based learning experience, even earn a micro-credential. These platforms guide students to success as they explore post-secondary options.


Glendora USD Walnut Valley USD San Gabriel USD

Industry Sector(s) Or Pathway(s)

Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation (HOS) (CDE)

Additional CCD Partners

Mt. San Antonio College Pasadena City College