The Confidence Group (CG) in a collaborative effort between the Independent School District, Universities, and Corporation are committed to prepare exemplary students for assuming college, career and community leadership roles in STEM fields in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. . The program addresses the specific needs of underserved students and the communities, while maintaining the high standards required for employees in Texas.
Aspiring Engineers participants will allow closer and more frequent contact with experienced professional leaders. Cohort participants will enjoy contact with their mentors with at least once a week, face-to-face contact (usually multiple times a week), and unlimited contact via phone and email. The Aspiring Engineers participants will also complete a survey in which they were asked to rate the program overall as well as the mentoring aspect of the program. The Goal is for participants in all cohorts reported being satisfied or very satisfied that the program.
1.Engaging Key Stakeholders and Defining Goals -Identify key stakeholders, define roles and responsibilities of stakeholders in designing a state career pathway system, and determine the goals of the career pathways system.
2.Mapping Policies, Programs, and Industries- Map and assess existing career readiness policies and programs, identify growing occupations in the state or region, and prioritize industries and occupations that will be the focus of the career pathways system.
3. Designing a Framework- Prioritize labor market data, understand the knowledge, skills, and competencies students should acquire for specific industries and interpret career pathways system data to develop a career pathways system framework.
4. Implementation and Continuous Improvement-Create a process for refining the career pathways system over time, by identifying outcome measures, collecting data on the measures, and analyzing the data to continuously improve and sustain the career pathways system.