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Pathway Development

Pathway development is a dynamic process, and there are more variables than can ever be accounted for as you work to develop a pathway. As tools are created and resources discovered, they will be posted here for your ongoing use. If you already have best practices you would like to share in pathway development, please let us know!

Pathway Development Tool 

The Quality Pathway Development Tool was created through a regional effort to identify areas for pathway growth as educators continue in their work. The values entered on each tab of the sheet will automatically fill values in the summary sheet to help identify areas of strength and areas of growth. This is a great tool to use annually to help pathway teams continue to improve and grow. 

Marketing and Recruitment Strategies

This marketing and recruitment strategies overview might be useful as you consider some of your concerns with marketing and recruitment for your pathway. You may also find this powerpoint presentation helpful. If you are ready to take action, this downloadable Marketing and Recruitment Action Plan is designed to help identify priorities and take action. 

Take a look at some regional best practices as you consider your next steps.  A few highlights include the CTE websites for Grossmont USD, Poway USD, Carlsbad USD, the Torrey Pines HS Pathways Flyer and FAQs and the Infographics from Carlsbad, lending consistence across the district with clear course sequencing so students understand what the pathways looks like.  Another great example in partnership with the community college comes from Murrieta Valley Unified, where they have partnered with the Community college to include a 6 year plan and some course recommendations and career examples.

We also put together a Recruitment and Marketing Action Plan.  This is a great tool to use collaboratively as a team to identify your priorities and assign responsibilities. 

You may also find helpful information on our Career Pathways Counselor Resources page

You are also welcome to use a video produced by SDCOE's ITV team for pathway recruitment: Career Pathways - It's Your Future.