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Research Coast Career Pathways Consortium

The Research Coast Career Pathways Consortium (RCCPC) is an education-to-workforce partnership of several local education districts and organizations whose membership is based on the need to create effective sustainable systems improving students’ matriculation, persistence, completion and career placement.

The consortium is made up of Indian River State College and Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee school districts.

RCCPC Meeting Schedule

Meetings are held at the Kight Center for Emerging Technologies on the IRSC Main Campus, 3209 Virginia Avenue in Fort Pierce, Building V, Room 309.

Date Day Meeting Focus Time Building Room
2/21/19 Thursday General 1:00 p.m. Kight Center V-309
3/21/19 Thursday General 1:00 p.m. Kight Center V-309
5/16/19 Thursday General 1:00 p.m. Kight Center V-309

Professional Development

The RCCPC provides information, leadership, technical assistance, networking opportunities and professional development for Career Pathways and CTE practitioners interested in the academic and career success of secondary to post-secondary students. The RCCPC supports active participation of our practitioners with local, state and national career pathways associations and professional development opportunities, including the Florida Career Pathways Network, the National Career Pathways Network, the Florida Association for Career and Technical Education, the Association for Career and Technical Education, and the Institute for the Professional Development of Adult Learners.

Career Pathway Partnerships

Strong collaboration between education, employers, and community partners are essential to creating high-quality Career Pathways/CTE programs of study. Through RCCPC efforts, academic, career and technical content can be made more relevant, rigorous and better aligned with the skills demanded by the labor market. Students can obtain college credit for coursework completed in high school, apprenticeships, or industry-based training through local articulation agreements. The partnerships, including that with the Boys and Girls Club of St. Lucie County, underscore the commitment and support of establishing career pathway oriented curriculum within local secondary, post-secondary and community organizations.

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