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Workforce Excellence

CVEP seeks to graduate all students from high school prepared for college, career, and life -- with the goal of expanding and enhancing the local workforce.

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Career Pathways and Academies

CVEP helps the three local school districts partner with businesses to deliver K-12 career pathways programs, including high school career academies, which are three- to four-year curricula built around specific industries, such as healthcare, digital arts, culinary arts, and renewable energy. Academy students take career-themed courses in conjunction with required academic classes. Students gain real-world experience and rigorous academics in academies across the Coachella Valley, while partner employers help develop the pipeline of next-generation talent. Click here for a map of the region’s career academies. 

Contact Kim McNulty, director of Next Generation Learning,

(760) 413-5990, kmnultyps@aol.com


 

Work-Based Learning

Students gain career skills and knowledge through internships, job shadows, mentorships, career exploration, workshops, and more. CVEP invites businesses to participate as partners and help develop the emerging young workforce. Contact Kim McNulty, director of Next Generation Learning,
(760) 413-5990, kmnultyps@aol.com

Industry Councils

Education and business partners review labor market information, assess workforce needs, and tailor career pathways to prepare local students for the workforce. CVEP facilitates three industry councils — Healthcare; Advanced Technology; and Arts, Media, and Entertainment — and invites business leaders in these fields to help shape the course of career-specific learning. Contact Kim McNulty, director of Next Generation Learning,
(760) 413-5990, kmnultyps@aol.com

Scholarships and Student Financial Aid

CVEP provides Pathways to Success scholarship to students by matching scholarship funds with local nonprofits to increase college access and completion for low-income students. CVEP also promotes the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the most important application for students to complete to be considered for free federal funding for college, including scholarships from colleges and universities, and low-interest government loans.  Contact Ernie Rios, executive director of scholarships,
(760) 610 6116, ernie@cvep.com

The Cal Grant, awarded by the state, provides free funding for eligible college students attending California colleges and universities. Contact Ernie Rios, executive director of scholarships,
(760) 610 6116, ernie@cvep.com

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CVEP: Preparing All Students for College, Career, and Life
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Unlocking Potential: How California’s Coachella Valley is Integrating Education Into an Economic Strategy for the 21st Century
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CVEP: Preparing All Students for College, Career, and Life
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Unlocking Potential: How California’s Coachella Valley is Integrating Education Into an Economic Strategy for the 21st Century
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