Orange . Osceola . Valencia Career Pathways Consortium
Students talk about Career Pathways (formerly Tech Prep)
Skills training: It's not enough to know "about" something, you must also know how to "do" something. Skills, especially technical skills, are required in order to land a good job. Only 4% of the new jobs can be filled by people with the lowest skill levels.
Academic preparation: Students begin Career Pathways in high school focusing on higher academics and technical skills and then link their high school studies with at least two years at an Orange or Osceola county technical school or Valencia College. This can lead to a two-year certificate, associate's or a four-year college degree.
Earn College or Technical Center Credits while in high school: After taking designated technical courses at their high schools, Career Pathways students participate in an assessment and are eligible to receive credit when they enroll at Valencia or the technical centers.
Save Time and Money: By earning college credit while in high school, students make a smooth transition between high school and college by not duplicating coursework and save time and tuition/book money.
"This material is based upon work supported by the Florida Department of Education, Division of Workforce Education, Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of Valencia College and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Florida Department of Education or the U.S. Department of Education."