Preparing Youth for College & Careers
Bulloch County Schools is partnering with the Pathways to Prosperity Network to develop a community-based education and work-readiness system of grades 9 through 14, that leverages our high school programs, technical college, business and industry, and other community resources, to align our students' opportunities with regional and state (as part of the larger global picture) labor market needs. The Georgia Department of Education and the Pathways to Prosperity Network have selected Bulloch County as one of two counties in the state to build a statewide model for workforce development. By doing this, our likelihood of creating a win-win-win situation for our students, community, and post-secondary partners is very good.
As part of this process, a Pathways to Prosperity team visited Bulloch County on April 23 - 25, 2014, to conduct an asset mapping to identify our community's strengths, gaps, opportunities, and challenges. They met with business and industry leaders, representatives from our three local post-secondary institutions, and other community organizations. They also met with Bulloch County Schools' high school and middle school principals, counselors, our CTAE director, and our assistant superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction.
On November 11, 2014, Bulloch County Schools hosted representatives from Pathways to Prosperity, the Georgia Department of Education, local elected officials, business and industry leaders, post-secondary leaders, key community organizations, and school officials from Bulloch County's public, private and charter schools.
This is the beginning of a change process for how we as a community can re-engineer our public, private and charter schools and align their secondary education programs, in conjunction with state and local work readiness initiatives, to better serve our children and the community.