Career readiness starts in high school

As part of its Schools That Works series, Edutopia looks at high school programs that combine career education with college prep.

Career academy students are more likely to complete high school, a controlled study found.

Here are 10 tips for designing effective career academies.

Career-tech students in Hamilton, Ohio are encouraged to go on to college, reports the Journal News. Many career programs let high school students earn college credits, then transfer to a community college or university — sometimes with sophomore status.

Diversified health care students become state-tested nurse aides during their junior year and spend two days a week of their senior year in internships and job shadowing at the Fort Hamilton Hospital. In addition, they work with state-of-the-art, real-world medical equipment in the classroom.

Graduates can go directly to health-care jobs or to college nursing programs.

POSTED BY Joanne Jacobs
ON November 1, 2010

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