The Waterford School District believes that career planning is essential and critical for the success of every student.  Information is being made available to educate and inform the community on the activities and processes that are in place to bring Career Focused Education activities to students in the Waterford School District.

Many students are confused and uncertain as to what career might be best suited to their interests and academic goals.  As a student in the Waterford School District you will be introduced to the six Michigan Career Pathways which is part of Michigan's Career Preparation System.

Career Pathways assists students to see the relationship between academic classes such as math, science and its significance in career preparation.  To learn about the relevance of taking Math, Science, English and Social Studies classes and how it relates to various careers in each one of the Michigan Career Pathways, click on the links below:

 

Michigan Career Pathways

These six pathways are clustered around careers with common areas of interests, skills and abilities, but are diverse in their training and education requirements. The Career Pathways program offers students flexibility in making their career choices. If for example, the student discovers after some exploration and experiencing that that the pathway they have chosen is not right for them, they may begin exploring in another pathway. All courses including required course, will be aligned with Career Pathways, allowing students to work toward their graduation requirements while offering the opportunity to take electives related to their chosen pathway. Career Pathways is designed to simplify and enhance the process of choosing a career.

For additional information regarding "Career, Education & Workplace Programs" visit http://michigan.gov/mdcd/0,1607,7-122-1678_2568_2578---.00.html.