H I G H - Q U A L I T Y P A T H W A Y S
STRENGTHENING THE ALIGNMENT AND RIGOR OF CAREER PATHWAYS
Summer Youth Employment Resource
Members of the New Skills Ready Nashville team contributed to a resource developed by AdavnceCTE on summer youth employment programs. The resource spotlights best practices for creating explicit links between career pathways and summer youth employment programs by state agencies, intermediaries, and local school districts.
Family Engagement Pilots Spotlighted
Advance CTE highlighted the work of New Skills Ready Nashville in a publication on family engagement in career pathways. The publication highlighted two 2022-23 pilot projects:
Work-Based Learning Family Career Launch: this pilot will identify students with aptitude and interest in high-wage, high-demand career sectors based on their YouScience assessment. Students and parents will participate in lunch and learns and workshops to learn more about work-based learning opportunities in these sectors.
You Choose/Tú Escoges: this project will provide a series of multilingual family workshops on the postsecondary transition process. Information will be provided in multiple languages and dinner and child care will also be offered as part of this workshop series offered by community partners. Partner organizations will provide ongoing support to families after the workshop series concludes.
Students Learn from Healthcare Mentors
An innovative new partnership between Metro Nashville Public Schools and Vanderbilt University Medical Center links high school students with mentors to explore health careers. The partnership with Pearl-Cohn High School is partially supported through the Healthcare Futures pilot project from New Skills Ready in the 2022-2023 school year.
Five Pathways Certified in 2021-2022
We had five pathways undergo a rigorous, voluntary certification process in the 2021-2022 school year. Each pathway was certified as a Tennessee Pathway, which includes evidence of high-quality advising, alignment to labor market data, and links to postsecondary programs.
Our certified pathways are:
Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Systems at John Overton
STEM Engineering at John Overton
Automotive Maintenance and Light Repair at Maplewood
Therapeutic Services at Pearl-Cohn
Criminal Justice and Corrections Services at Whites Creek
HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-DEMAND SECTORS FOR NASHVILLE
At the outset of New Skills Ready, our team conducted labor market analysis to identify local high-wage, high-demand sectors. Our pathways work for New Skills Ready is focused on expanding access to and success in pathways in these sectors across our educational partners in K-12 and postsecondary.