Career Pathways

Career Pathways in Education

Over 80% of the jobs for the year 2030 have not even been created or imagined. The time couldn't be not be more important for building sustainable career pathways for students! These pathways are needed to connect high quality education with career training that leads students to high demand, high wage jobs. Career and technical education (CTE) and career connected learning (CCL) opportunities develop students' skills and knowledge through career-related courses and work-related experiences. Building meaningful and relevant career education and hands-on experiences both inside and outside of the classroom, students master the skills needed to succeed in the current and future workforce.

Let ESD 123's Career Pathways help you build these opportunities for your students!
The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), awarded grants to Washington's educational service districts (ESDs) to support current legislation for career awareness, exploration, and preparation.

Career and Technical Education Services:

  • CTE Director Support
  • CTE Overall Program Assessment
  • CTE Educator Hiring and Support
  • Perkins, CLNA and Other Funding
  • Dual Credit (CTE, College in the High School, Running Start)
  • CTE Graduation Pathways
  • CTE Framework and Program Approval
  • Advisory Committee Development 
  • CTE Enrollment Reporting

Want to Learn More?

Keeley Gant
Director of Career & Technical Education
Serving Kiona-Benton, Columbia, and North Franklin School Districts
Office: 509.222.7306
[email protected]

Career Connected Learning Services:

  • Career Connect Washington Continuum (Explore, Prep, Launch)
  • Career Connect Washington Funding
  • Work-Based Learning (Job Shadows, Career Fairs, Guest Speakers)
  • Worksite Learning and Internship Opportunities
  • Workforce Development
  • Business and Community Engagement
  • Parent/Family Outreach
  • College and Career Readiness 

Want to Learn More?

Jim Kindle
Regional Career Connected Learning Coordinator
Office: 509.222.6514
Cell: 509.873.1059
[email protected]

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