The goal: prepare every student for college & career
To achieve this goal, Sourcewell education specialists seek to grow collaborative partnerships among schools, businesses, agencies, and colleges. We’d like to help prepare Region 5 students for their professional life beyond high school in the following ways:
- Build relationships and coordinate with regional partners to develop alignment of support programs.
- Provide career-planning resources and seek innovative ideas through funding projects and research.
- Enhance opportunities for students to participate in real-world work experiences and earn college credit.
Following the graduating class of 2013 in Region 5, we've discovered the graduation rate is 81 percent, with only 56 percent of graduates attending the first year of postsecondary education*.
By the Numbers
of Students Dropout before Graduating High School
Don't Enroll in Postsecondary Education Programs
Have completed/are continuing 4th year schooling
Tools & Resources
Sourcewell sponsors week-long, paid externships for teachers to work with a local business to help build school-business relationships, and connect educators and classrooms with real world career skills to help build the bridge from classroom to career.
When school administrators team up with business leaders, students and communities win. This partnership through Bridges Career Academies & Workplace Connection (a nongovernment site) encourages and empowers students to explore career pathways and learn more about possible jobs.