Help your students invest in their future

As an educator, your support is essential to your students’ success. See how you can incorporate and enhance career-connected learning opportunities into your classroom to bring the learning to life and help your students navigate towards a bright future. All teachers can do this work, not just those teaching elective courses.

"Career academies and career pathways offer opportunities for a more focused approach to education and students' futures."

Tracie Koide
Teacher, Campbell High School

“Allowing students the opportunity to figure out what they want to pursue, as well as what they don’t want to pursue, gives them a head start on their college and career paths. The combination of Early College, real world exposure via work-based learning, and industry certifications help students be more engaged and inspires them to pursue higher education.”

Learning with purpose

Increased graduation rates

Students are 21% more likely to graduate from high school when they take Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses.

Likely outcomes

Students who participate in dual credit programs are more likely to enroll and remain in college.

A rise in popularity

Between 2013-2018, Hawaii saw a 12% increase in students participating in dual credit program.

Removing barriers

Lower-income students are 25% more likely to graduate from high school when they concentrate on a CTE course.

Every student has different interests and plans for the future. You can help them make their learning more relevant to what they do after graduation.

Career and technical education is not a separate track away from college. In fact, students with greater exposure to CTE are more likely to graduate from high school, enroll and remain in post-secondary education, and earn higher wages. Career-connected educational pathways prepare students to excel in the high-skill, high-wage jobs of the future — in technology, health care, energy, skilled trades, and more.

Hawaii Career Pathways helps you to support students as they build skills to apply to their future career. Read more about Hawaii Career Pathways.

Want to learn more?

Discover frameworks for helping your students explore work-based learning and projects that introduce them to new career options. Explore professional development opportunities and grants to bring your career-focused ideas to life in the classroom.