Pathways Improvement Scope

The project seeks to increase the levels of college and career readiness eligibility and participation among students in underserved communities, which will support their successful transition from secondary to post-secondary education and ultimately, to career. We will focus on alignment with regional workforce priorities and a strong collaborative approach between systems to provide our students with opportunities they otherwise would not have access to. New Designs also aims to provide learning opportunities for teachers in career pathway programs at the high school level along with teachers in career awareness programs at the middle school level to grow in their proficiency to better support our students. The participating students, made up of all New Designs students including special populations, will develop skills in teamwork, communication, problem-solving, creativity, presentations, and increase individual career interests and awareness

Goals & Priorities

Implementation and continual usage of the web based platforms, Naviance and Exploring Your Potential, to provide guidance and exploration for college and careers including so skills Professional Development for faculty. Classroom computers for college and career exploration through Naviance, Paxton/Patterson STEM labs and other curricula. Yearly supplies for the three Career Exploration STEM labs at each school location by. Paxton/Patterson that includes module workstations chosen based on student identified interests. Annual Faculty Professional Development for Paxton/Patterson and all CTE curricula. College and Career Events at each campus & CTSO event Maintain or hire Career Counselors for each campus. Field trips, Tours, summits, and conferences for students, faculty and staff largely hosted through LACCD partnership. Exploring Your Potential will introduce students to over hours of deeply reflective questions, concepts and ideas that spark curiosity and excitement about the pursuit of different interests, skills and trades while identifying possible careers.

Industry Sector(s) Or Pathway(s)

Arts, Media, & EntertainmentInformation & Communication Technologies