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Grand Island’s Career Pathways Institute: More Than Just a Building

Career Pathways Institute

A lot of what we write about here at Dream It! Do It! Nebraska has to do with educational and career opportunities for young students here in the Midwest. And some recent news has us pretty excited for the future of career education in Nebraska.

Grand Island Public Schools’ Career Pathways Institute has been in the works for some time, and it’s finally almost ready for opening. This marks an exciting time for both high school students and local businesses, as both will benefit from this great new program.

The Career Pathways Institute’s mission is:

To prepare motivated learners for career pathways leading to employment
and continued learning by engaging community partners.

Developed by Grand Island Public Schools in conjunction with Central Community College, the Nebraska Department of Education, the Grand Island Chamber, area businesses, students, parents, and area schools, the Career Pathways Institute will give students the opportunity to enter work or school after graduating high school–and with real, hands-on work skills to boot.

The current list of programs includes:

  • Architecture and Construction
  • Health Sciences
  • Arts, A/V Technology and Communications
  • Manufacturing
  • Business Management and Administration
  • Education and Training
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Information Technology
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Welding

According to David Phillips, the coordinator of the Career Pathways Institute, ” if the pathway program works properly, high school students will earn certificates attesting to their skills in particular career areas.” Those students can then either go on to college, or end an entry-level job with a local employer. Another possibility would be to get a job with a local employer who will pay for a graduate’s education.

Around 150 students have signed up for programs being offered in the new building. We expect attendance to grow very strong as the Career Pathways Institute gets more good press after its opening.

Students interested in applying for the program can fill out an online application form here.

Photo credit: Barrett Stinson via The Independent 

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