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Advanced Career

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Gene Bottoms
Senior Vice President

Briana Timmerman
Co-Director, Advanced Career: Development

Zach Riffell
Co-Director, Advanced Career: Marketing

"This is what modern career-tech education looks like."

Imagine high school classes that show students how learning connects to life and work outside the school walls. Hands-on team projects allow teens to test drive careers in high-demand fields while they learn rigorous academic math, science, reading and writing, and technical skills.

This is not futuristic thinking. SREB’s Advanced Career pathways are being field-tested in states across the country. Aerospace engineering in Alabama. Informatics in Kentucky. Clean energy technology in South Carolina. 

College or career? Why not both?

"It flips the switch for students who aren't sparked by traditional teaching."

Advanced Career is the culmination of years of work in states around the country through the nation’s largest school improvement network at SREB. The result is a turnkey pathway that includes everything a school needs to be sure it works, from curriculum to assessments to extensive training and support for teachers.

The goal: Students master complex academic and technical concepts and graduate ready for the workplace, technical colleges and universities.

“This is what modern career and technical education looks like,” says SREB Senior Vice President Gene Bottoms. “It flips the switch for those students who aren’t sparked by traditional teaching styles and gives them a new way to learn the higher-level college- and career-readiness academic skills. And it’s a path we must take to not only graduate more students, but to prepare them for what comes after high school.”



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