With grant support from the Corporation For Public Broadcasting (CPB) and POV, Mountain Lake PBS launched a new initiative called Career Crosswalks aimed at helping students to see the relevance of their education to potential careers.
Career Crosswalks is a multiplatform project with both broadcast and online elements. On the air, Mountain Lake PBS will produce a special edition of Mountain Lake Journal, airing on Friday, April 11th at 8 PM. This forum is designed to raise the awareness of the Career and Technical Education opportunities that are available to local students.
The Career Crosswalks website, crosswalks.mountainlake.org hosts videos and resources designed for students, parents, and educators. Students and parents will find videos profiling local businesses, and some of their employees, highlighting not only the career opportunities in this region, but also the different types of jobs available, and the training required.
About American Graduate
Today’s global economy demands a more educated workforce. Communities are working together to improve 21st century learning and increase high school graduation rates to prepare more students for college and successful careers. Public media stations across the country are at the center of this community-based work providing quality content, forums, and classroom resources to build local capacity for long term success.
American Graduate: Let’s Make it Happen is a long term public media commitment, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), to help communities implement solutions to the high school dropout crisis. Public media plays a significant role building individual activity, community capacity, and national awareness.
The dropout crisis demands attention now, and we are rising to the challenge of doing our part to address this problem. A new study conducted by the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins School of Education finds that the American Graduate initiative has succeeded in building community capacity to meet the national priority of ending America’s high school dropout crisis. Learn more.