Community colleges are positioned to work directly with at least one high school to establish a K-14 career pathway in their local communities that enrolls, supports, and follows a minimum of 50 secondary students each year (beginning year 2) through to community college graduation, transfer, and/or employment.
Build robust partnerships between community colleges, high schools, and employers that better prepare students for the 21st century workplace and improve student transition from secondary to postsecondary education, training, and employment.
Provide supplemental instruction and career awareness among K-12 students with assistance of professionals in the ICT industry.
Leverage matching resources and in-kind contributions from public, private, and philanthropic sources; leverage the California Community Colleges Economic and Workforce Development Program and its sector strategies and deputy sector navigators as well as leverage participation in the local California Community Colleges Skills Panel.
Strengthen the articulated educational career pathways between the high school and community college system through the Linked Learning approach, contextualizing academic and technical subjects to develop and integrate standards-based academics, and providing an innovative work experience education in support of careers in the ICT Industry.
Leverage and build the respective consortium members’ Linked Learning activities and certified pathways, Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 funding and activities, the California Partnership Academies, and the Regional Occupational Centers and Programs (ROCPs) including staff knowledge, community relationship, and course development.
Consortium Members shall have the capacity to monitor and evaluate all aspects of the project progress, impact, and outcomes.
Establish and strengthen existing regional collaborative relationships and partnerships between business entities, community organizations, and education agencies.
Increase the number of students pursuing degrees and careers in the ICT Industry through use of an industry validated accountability system of digital badges and electronic portfolios to demonstrate skill validation of LA HI-TECH students to members and stakeholders of the consortium.
Consortium members shall have the capacity and the experience to take on the essential roles and responsibilities of postsecondary partners outlined in the AB 86 California Career Pathways Trust.
The Hackathon challenge will require students to utilize their technical skills to deliver a collective solution and develop a viable presentation to industry judges. This approach to work-based learning emulates real work expectations of curriculum mastery while promoting work-based learning. Students develop transferable skills for workplace project management, collaborative learning and adaptability of technology, teamwork, gain pride and confidence, and win prizes like small business consulting time with member Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) to begin development of an idea into a business. Work-based learning integrated into class projects through consultation with advisory committee, and business partners for career pathway are included in the LA HI-TECH project.