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Career Pathway Program

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HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS

  • This program was created for youth/young adults ages 17-19, grades 11 and 12; that have low  grade point averages (GPA’s) , little to no credits, or that has disconnected physically and mentally from the K-12 school system.

     

  • The program was designed to re-engage students educationally to pursue their High School diploma by taking the Pearsonvue GED test; while being trained in one of the Building pre-apprenticeship trades (HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, and Welding) to acquire a NCCER Certification. In addition young adults will earn a OSHA, First Aid, Aerial Lift, and Forklift Certification.

     

  • The Building trade programs are provided by Florida Training Services, Inc., which is a registered trade pre-apprenticeship approved by the State of Florida and the Department of Labor.

 

GETTING STARTED

  • Student complete an application
  • Upon committee application review, student will participate in a committee interview for acceptance
  • Upon acceptance is notified, at which time   student will need withdraw from high school to begin the Career Pathway Program

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE


  • The program has a (5) component structure in areas of Education, Construction Training,  Leadership Development, Graduate  Resources/recourses & Counseling/Support Services.

  • The program runs concurrent with the Palm Beach County School District calendar.
  • Academic graduation are generally held in late May early June 
  • Trade graduation are normally held the second week of June 
WEEKLY PROGRAMMING
  • Student(s) will participate in academics Monday through Thursday, 9:00am-12:00pm. Academics are held at the YEP Building.
  • Student(s) will participate in trade pre-apprenticeship training Monday through Thursday 1:00pm-4:00pm, located off site at North Tech.  
  • Student(s) will participate in leadership training, career mentoring & civic engagement on Friday's from 9:00am-1:00pm.

 

CAREER PATHWAY PROGRAM

 

 

 

PRE -APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM MODEL "KNOW BEFORE YOU GO"

 

 

 


CONTACT US

 

Valerie Grimsley

Director

561-840-0135

Email: vgrimsley@rivierabeach.org

 

 

Office Location:

1550 W 28th St,
Riviera Beach, FL 33404