The Next Career Pathways are designed to work seamlessly with current coursework offerings while providing real-world experience in the community. With Next Career Pathways you will learn about local opportunities, gain skills to enter the workforce or continue your education in post-secondary training, and receive hands-on learning with local business partners.
Check out these seven career pathways that are available and in demand regionally, statewide, and nationally.
The Business Career Pathway explores careers in law, marketing, entrepreneurialism, accounting, management, and more. Business career possibilities are endless; this pathway is for students who are creative, entrepreneurial-minded, like working with people and in teams, have lots of ideas and passion, and are interested in design and development of products.
The Computer Science Career Pathway explores careers that involve the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services. Careers in computer science are for students who are creative and enjoy seeing ideas come to life, have a passion for computers and technology, are problem solvers and seek out challenges.
The Construction Career Pathway explores careers such as carpentry, woodworking, construction management, plumbing, electrician, engineering, technicians, metal workers, and more. Construction Trades are for students who are hands-on, visual learners, are active and work hard, and who enjoy building and making.
The Education Career Pathway prepares students for a career in teaching. Education careers are for students who enjoy working with kids and serving others, are enthusiastic and passionate about learning, and are creative!
The Healthcare Career Pathway explores careers such as nursing assistant, pharmacy technician, practical nursing, lab technician, dietician, dentist, physician, and more. Healthcare careers are for students who are compassionate, team players, problem solvers, enjoy learning, are flexible, and detail oriented.
The Manufacturing Career Pathway explores careers fields such as welding, machining, computer-numerical-controlled (CNC) technology, fabrication, engineering, drafting, and more. Manufacturing careers are for students who have the “dream it, do it” mentality and are ready to transform raw materials into high-quality finished products.
Natural Resources and Agriculture
The Natural Resources and Agriculture Career Pathway explores careers in the food, fiber, and natural resources public and private industries such as forestry, logging, geographic information systems (GIS), wildlife management, fisheries, environmental science, and more. Natural Resources and Agriculture careers are for students who enjoy learning about plants, animals, and food!
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Partner with Next Career Pathways to give relevant experiences and intentional opportunities to local students that will inspire curiosity and hope for a future right here in the greater Itasca area. Together, we are the change for our communities. Together, we can unleash endless possibilities. There are so many ways to work with us!