The K-16 Collaborative Grant focuses on aligning educational programs between high schools, community colleges, four-year institutions, and industry within the business, computing, education, engineering, and health sectors.
Aspects of the business sector are embedded in every other industry. The K-16 Collaborative Grant is focused on supporting accounting, business administration, business management, finance, logistics, marketing, project management, sales, among others. How can we streamline the programs to better serve the thousands of students who move through these programs?
Computing (or ICT as it is know at the K-12 level) is one of the fastest growing industry sectors in the world. Consequently, there are a wide variety of opportunities for students who enter this ever-evolving sector. How can we better prepare our students to enter this field at multiple entry points?
Our focus is on K-12 education pathways. What we have founds is that there are a limited number of programs within San Diego and Imperial counties that have programs to serve students interested in becoming a K-12 educator. And yet there is a major teacher shortage! How can we strengthen this pathway and provide opportunities for students to engage through all segments?
Most high schools use Project Lead the Way (PLTW). Most community colleges have pre-engineering transfer programs, and two of our three public universities are impacted. How can we address these issues and expand opportunities, better prepare our students, and meet industry needs?
The K-16 Collaborative Grant is still gathering information on this sector so we can better support our region. If you would like to provide feedback, please do not hesitate to reach out.