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Career Exploration

NEXT Steps Partners In Education programs and activities prepare students for high school graduation, college, the workforce, entrepreneurship or the military.

Our Deliverables:

  • Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) curricula integration
  • Industry-based workforce experiences
  • Classroom and online course instruction
  • Service-learning projects (pre-apprenticeships)
  • Digital badge micro-credentialing and
  • Transitions into Registered Apprenticeships*

Operation Restoration Service-Learning Projects
Prepares Students for the Following Pre-Apprenticeship & Apprenticeship Programs




AGRICULTURE, FOOD & NATURAL RESOURCES

Verifies proven competencies in production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fuel, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products and resources.

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ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION

Verifies proven competencies in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.

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ARTS, A/V TECHNOLOGY & COMMUNICATIONS

Verifies proven competencies with processes involved in the technologies of printing, publishing, packaging, and electronic imaging and development of cognitive skills, aesthetics, and crafts (typography, visual arts, and page layout.)

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & ADMINISTRATION

Verifies proven competencies in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations across various STEM++ career clusters and pathways.

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EDUCATION & TRAINING

Verifies proven competencies in the planning, management and provision of education and training to gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors associated with supporting and promoting optimal growth and development of infants and children services.

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FILM, DIGITAL MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

Verifies proven competencies in designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.

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FINANCE

Verifies proven competencies in basic planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management for youth entrepreneurial startups.

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GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC POLICY ADMINISTRATION

Verifies proven competencies in selecting appropriate communication formats to facilitate the flow of ideas and information among government, public administration, businesses, and the general public in College Town communities.

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GREEN TECHNOLOGIES

Verifies proven competencies in identifying energy systems, renewable energy resources and exploring the possibilities of providing the country with alternative energy solutions towards becoming energy independent in the future.

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HEALTH SCIENCES

Verifies proven competencies in basic planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

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HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

Verifies proven competencies in the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other foodservices, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services.

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HUMAN SERVICES

Verifies proven competencies in exploring career opportunities and economic trends in the personal care industry (Cosmetology, Barbering, Esthetics and Nails) and developing a career plan that involves pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities.

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Verifies proven competencies in basic applications for entry level technical and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services.

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LAW, PUBLIC SAFETY, CORRECTIONS & SECURITY

Verifies proven introductions to careers related to planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.

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MANUFACTURING

Verifies proven competencies in understanding and applying the universal systems model as it relates to manufacturing within construction related industries.

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MARKETING

Verifies proven competencies in comparing and contrasting marketing functions (i.e., product/service management, distribution, financing, pricing, marketing-information management, promotion, and selling) for special events and activities.

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SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH

Verifies proven competencies in identifying associated career tracks and describing the principal fields of engineering specializations (ex. aeronautical, automotive, chemical, civil, industrial, mechanical, computer software, electrical, and biomedical).

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TRANSPORTATION, DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS

Verifies proven competencies in planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water through related professional and technical support services.

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