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Alternate Career Pathways Shape the Future of Schools

The challenge with K-12 schools has always been finding ways to keep pace with the evolution of education and the spaces used to foster learning, to meet students where they are in their journeys. With the increasing labor shortage across many industries, educators are acknowledging the fact that those journeys might look a little different, and they are taking steps to both embrace and enhance it.

What does the future of education look like and how does the education system meet student where they are at? In the face of an increasing labor shortage across many industries, having options has been an important part of the solution amid an education landscape shifting to provide alternate career pathways.

From woodshop and mechanics, to culinary and nursing, schools are offering trade-related, specialized programs in K-12 education. A notable rise in career and technical education (CTE) spaces is occurring at a time when there is not only a growing need for trade labor but also a need for reimagined spaces where these students train and learn.

โ€œGiving students immersive learning opportunities with businesses of all industries helps shape interests and encourages them to discover their talents and passions โ€” and what that career path looks like, whether it is college or trade school,โ€ says Kelly Brucher, client solutions manager at JE Dunn Construction.

The emphasis on the todayโ€™s specialized spaces is now on exposure to more curriculum, programming and career pathways, rather than encouraging college as the only โ€” or expected โ€” option.

Read more in the Kansas City Business Journal about the evolving career and technical education needs of local schools and how JE Dunn is working within the community to create spaces that open doors for students.

Itโ€™s all about options: Providing alternate career pathways shapes the future of schools
Kansas City Business Journal
By Jeremy Baum
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