Career Pathways


Career Pathways help guide students toward their chosen academic and career goals by providing seamless transitions from high school to college and into the workforce.   With pathways, students and parents can avoid the situation dramatized in this short, humorous video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIRdST_Dc0M.

Over the past five years, faculty from area high schools and Helena College have worked together to develop Programs of Study that list academic and career/technical courses from high school through college, with dual enrollment, work experiences, and leadership opportunities.  These Programs of Study, organized by Career Cluster Pathways, can be downloaded from the sidebar. 

Dual Enrollment is highlighted in these pathways.  For example, students who follow the Business pathway can earn as many as 27 credits toward an Associate of Applied Science degree in Business Technology, reducing their tuition costs and time to degree.

During the 2017-18 academic year Helena College is: 1) sponsoring monthly FABrication Fridays with hands-on activities and industry tours; 2) enhancing existing pathways with additional dual enrollment offerings; and 3) convening Concurrent Enrollment teachers to ensure that courses are aligned across the system.

 

Fall Events include:

 

October 6:                   FABrication Friday #2              Please register by email.

October 19-20:            Montana ACTE at Fairmont:   Montana Career Pathways Roll Out

October 26:                 Math Alignment Meeting       For Concurrent Enrollment Teachers

November 3:               FABrication Friday #3              Please register by email.

 

 

For more information, to attend FAB Friday, or to schedule a presentation about Pathways in your community, call Jan Clinard at 406-447-6951 or email jan.clinard@helenacollege.edu