Career Pathways


Facilitate the construction of a sequence of courses and associated supports that lead to credentials valued in the local labor market.

FY 2016 Goal

Develop certified regional career pathways for students to enter high-growth regional industries.

FY 2016 Action Steps

  1. Develop a certified pathway in health and life sciences.
  2. Support certification of information technology and advanced manufacturing regional pathways.
  3. Develop a structure for regional oversight and coordination of pathway certification efforts.
  4. Develop a regional pathway action plan.


Workforce Development Boards

  • Capital Area Workforce Development Board
  • Durham Workforce Development Board
  • Kerr-Tar Workforce Development Board

Community Colleges

  • Durham Technical Community College
  • Johnston Community College
  • Piedmont Community College
  • Vance-Granville Community College
  • Wake Technical Community College

Public School Districts

  • Caswell County Schools
  • Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools
  • Durham County Public Schools
  • Franklin County Schools
  • Granville County Schools
  • Johnston County Schools
  • Orange County Schools
  • Person County Public Schools
  • Vance County Schools
  • Wake County Public Schools
  • Warren County Public Schools

Community Partners

  • Made In Durham
  • Youth Employed and Succeeding

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