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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.

Career Pathways Program

The Career Pathways program provides pre-collegiate students with career and technical training. Articulation agreements—formal transfer agreements between IRSC and local school districts—give students who successfully complete Career Pathway/CTE Academies at the secondary level eligibility for college credit or clock hours at the post-secondary level.

Career Pathways credit is valid for 36 months following high school graduation. To receive college credit, schedule an appointment with an IRSC advisor to indicate completion of a Career Pathways Academy and to meet all of the IRSC admissions requirements. If courses articulate toward your IRSC degree or certificate program, credit will be verified and applied to your student record. This is a one-time, permanent evaluation. Consult with your IRSC advisor for details.

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.

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.

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