Pathways Improvement Scope

HLPUSD identifies the equity gap for SED students. To support SED students we will continue creating access to career pathways for all students by developing a new high school pathway in the Manufacturing and Product Development (MPD) sector.

Goals & Priorities

Engage members of local business, industry through the Industry Business Council to solicit support for creation of a CTE pathway in the Manufacturing and Product Development industry sector that addresses regional Labor Market needs.
Recruit, hire, and train a CTE teacher who holds a Designated Subjects CTE credential in MPD. SWP grant funds will be used for teacher training and industry externships to keep faculty abreast of the new industry teaching and equipment.
Articulate MPD courses with Mt. SAC. The courses will include a curriculum that focuses on industry standards, work-based learning experience, field trips, and internships. SWP grant funding will be used to purchase instructional materials and the latest industry equipment to encourage and inspire student success in these courses.

Support CTE pathway students by creating 6-year plans with counselors that include post-secondary education programs, work-based learning opportunities, and career labor market information. Train counselors in career exploration, prioritizing SED students.
Expansion of our district-wide college and career-focused fair which will be used to augment and complement college and career readiness activities by featuring hands-on/experiential booths from the high school CTE programs and a College and Career 101 specialized session led by a counselor from our Equity and Access team targeted to middle school students and their parents.

In order to create a welcoming environment for all students, we will design, create, and produce outreach and promotion materials informing the local and regional communities of our new and existing CTE pathway offerings, with a focus on middle and high school students and their families. Materials will be distributed in English, Spanish, and Chinese to promote the inclusion of all students and families. 80% of enrolled pathway students will be SED students.

Industry Sector(s) Or Pathway(s)

Manufacturing and Product Development