The Hawai‘i Career Pathway System provides lifelong learning and training for employment towards self-sufficiency and well-being as part of a competitively skilled workforce for employers and a thriving, sustainable Hawai‘i. A critical component of the Hawai‘i Career Pathway System is a system of career and technical education (CTE) whose purpose is to provide high-quality grades 6-16 formal learning experiences paired with work-based learning experiences that provide all learners the knowledge, skills, and competencies to full participate in, contribute to, and benefit from Hawai‘i’s economy and our communities. The CTE programs and programs of study (POS) designed and offered by the Hawai‘i Department of Education (HIDOE) and the University of Hawai‘i Community College System (UHCCS) serve as the core of the educational programming component of the CTE system and the larger Hawai‘i Career Pathway System.
The Perkins V State Plan includes strategies and activities to strengthen the state’s CTE system and system capacities to continually and systematically improve, innovate, and transform Hawai‘i’s CTE programs/POS in grades 6-14 that ensure systemic and equitable access and outcomes for all learners in in-demand, high-skill, high-wage career pathways.
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