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Career Pathways Programs


Teresa Guy
, Career Pathways Program Coordinator
757-789-1790
tguy@es.vccs.edu

Career Pathways are educational programs designed to prepare individuals for skilled employment in targeted industry sectors. These programs integrate academic and technical subjects, promote continuing education, and often lead to industry recognized credentials.  Credit courses that are offered to fulfill specific workforce training needs may culminate in college-level credentials such as career studies or other certificates, or an AAS degree.

Career Pathways programs and services are intended to prepare the emerging workforce, such as high school students or adults who are seeking to progress in their current fields, transition to new career fields, or return to work. Seamless curriculum programs are developed in cooperation with the local high schools and technical centers in the school divisions of Accomack and Northampton counties. Some classes are available as dual enrollment to high school students who qualify.

Services for high school students:

Public school district partners

Services for occupational technical students at the college:

Career Coaches provide support to local high school students, and a Career and Technical Education Specialist works with ESCC occupational/technical students. The Coaches and Specialist assist students in making informed decisions about their educational and career plans.

Services for those who choose to enter the workforce, progress in their current fields, or transition to other fields:

  • Career Readiness Certificates
  • Career Studies Certificates
  • Industry Certification Testing