COLLEGE & CAREER FOR ALL GAINING MOMENTUM

The College & Career for All program (CC4All) is one of the key initiatives for Southern Oregon Success, featuring three mutually reinforcing programs: Dual Credit, the Pathways Program, and our STEM Hub.

We can report great progress in these efforts as 2017 begins, particularly on the work to promote dual credits and the College & Career Pathways, providing step by step plans for students to earn credentials and work experience, as well as college credits, during their high school years.

Rogue Community College President Cathy Kemper-Pelle (who also serves on our Southern Oregon Success Steering Committee) reports that as of this fall, 22% of the college’s enrollment consists of local high school students in dual credit programs. Kemper-Pelle credits remarkable collaboration between the region’s school districts, the SOESD, Southern Oregon University and her college in expanding these opportunities.

The College & Career Pathways provide an overarching framework intended to engage and prepare students for success through high school graduation and beyond. This effort also relies on strong collaboration between K-12, SOESD, RCC, SOU and Rogue Workforce Development.

As students enter high school, they can choose Pathways that can lead to the acquisition of a full year of college credit by the time they graduate (the Oregon Transfer Module), or to qualifications to be credentialed in several high-demand fields, such as Advanced Manufacturing, Health Care, Early Childhood Education and Business/E-Commerce.

The Pathways provide motivation for students, and clear steps to the higher education or career path they choose.

There are College & Career Pathway programs underway at all our region’s high schools:

Jackson County

Josephine County

Internet: Oregon Online

For more info, check out the great website RCC has set up:

http://go.roguecc.edu/department/college-now/classes-available-your-high-school