Through our collaboration with Central Unified School District, we hope to bridge labor market gaps in prioritized industries including accounting and financial management, engineering, and education. This wide breadth of career options will support students across several talents, and we hope to advance typically underserved populations with this broad range. This program will be available at Central Unified’s existing high school and new high school. As Central Unified already had 79 students successfully complete dual enrollment in the 2019-2020 school year, we are confident in this program’s continued success and growth.
Overall, Project #3’s goal is to help break the cycle of poverty by supporting historically underrepresented students through successful Central Pathways that lead to high-demand, living-wage jobs. We will do this through the combination of both high school and college coursework. As we move forward, we will also work to expose student to post-secondary education options and other opportunities beyond.
We are actively working to recruit more teachers who have master’s degrees for the sake of quality dual enrollment coursework.