Pathways Improvement Scope

The proposed Downey MADE Stronger pathway improvement project will focus on creating, supporting, and expanding high-quality career technical education (CTE) programs at the K12 level that are aligned with workforce development efforts occurring through the Los Angeles Regional Strong Workforce Program. This project will leverage and integrate available local, regional, state, and private resources to improve postsecondary and career outcomes for all Downey CTE pathways.

Goals & Priorities

DUSD aligns with 2 of the 9 Doing What Matters Initiative sectors: Advanced Manufacturing & Advanced Technology and Information & Communication Technology (ICT)/Digital Media identified in the 2017 Los Angeles Regional Strong Workforce Program plan. DUSD will strengthen career pathways, expand opportunities for work-based learning, attend to CTE faculty recruitment and professional development, support regional marketing, curriculum alignment, and improve data-informed decision-making. Strategies to be implemented include: Create new information technology pathway with dual enrollment at Cerritos College, create new art, business, and science (ABS) of game design pathway in ICT, ensure industry-recognized certification in advanced manufacturing pathway, create new welding pathway at Columbus continuation high school, expand and sustain work-based learning opportunities, expand and build upon eSports to support careers in game design, integrate mathematics Into CTE pathways coursework, build relationship with and address needs of business and industry, support regional marketing & career exploration of CTE Pathways for students & families, CTE faculty recruitment, on-boarding, and professional development, and develop regional robust reliable and sustainable data systems.

Industry Sector(s) Or Pathway(s)

Information & Communication Technologies Manufacturing & Product Development Advanced ManufacturingInformation & Communication Technologies (ICT)/Digital Media

Additional CCD Partners

Rio Hondo CCD