ERIC Number: EJ814460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Pathway to Achievement
Waters, John K.
T.H.E. Journal, v35 n9 p32-36 Sep 2008
Teachers at Irvington High School in Fremont, California are looking for meaningful and relevant connections between what students are learning in the classroom and the job skills companies are looking for in the years to come. For Irvington, a Bay Area public high school serving about 2,000 students, that pursuit of a "logical link" led to a collaboration with nearby Ohlone College. Ohlone, a community college with campuses in Fremont and Newark, California, enrolls 18,000 students per year on campus and online. The Irvington-Ohlone partnership revolves around the college's Career Pathway in Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The ICT program is designed to lead high school students through courses that prepare them to enroll in a community college and then transfer to a university for baccalaureate degrees with a computer science or engineering focus.
Descriptors: High Schools, Computer Science, Job Skills, Education Work Relationship, College School Cooperation, Information Technology, Partnerships in Education, Career Development, Community Colleges, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration, Articulation (Education), Barriers, Online Courses, Computer Networks, Electronic Learning, Curriculum, Corporate Education, School Business Relationship, Technology Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Identifiers - Location: California