Pathways Provides Opportunities
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Friday, September 29, 2017
Ms. Sharon Lindsey, Pathways principal, and Ms. Lisa Mullins, science teacher, discuss opportunities for students with representatives from the Hawkins County WIOA Career Center.
Ms. Sharon Lindsey, Pathways principal, and Ms. Lisa Mullins, science teacher, discuss opportunities for students with representatives from the Hawkins County WIOA Career Center.

Pathways Alternative School provides Hawkins County students who have been suspended from their home school a second chance to continue their education. Many students find success at Pathways while surrounded with a dedicated and nurturing staff.

Pathways Principal Ms. Sharon Lindsey said the mission of Pathways Alternative School is to provide an opportunity for students to stay on track to graduate and to continue their basic academic coursework during their remanded tenure.

“Many students complete their degree through alternative programs such as credit recovery and receive their diploma on time,” she said.

In addition, Pathways and the Hawkins County WIOA Career Center are working together to identify students that would benefit from Career First Services.

“It is important partnering with programs that offer students assistance in continuing their education after graduation. At-risk students can be an often-overlooked population who can slip through the cracks. However, with needed supports in place, these students can achieve degree attainment and long-term career success,” Lindsey said.

Career First is a free program for young people (16-24 years-old) who are not attending any school and are unable to find a good job. The program serves 10 area counties, including Hawkins County.

Career First can help by finding students find the right career, work experience in a job that can lead to a long-term career, training to learn skills you’ll need to get a good job, high school equivalency preparation and testing to open work opportunities, advice on managing money, mentoring/advice from experienced workers, opportunities to develop leadership skills, college readiness activities, and assistance in starting a business.

To get started with Career First, call or visit your local American Job Center. The area American Job Centers are operated by Walters State Community College’s Center for Career Development (215 South Liberty Hill Road, Morristown, Tenn. 37813, (423) 317-1060) the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development, and other partners, including Adult Education and Vocational Rehabilitation.

For more information, contact Sherry Mahan, WIOA First-Hawkins County, 107 East Main Street, Suite 221, Rogersville, Tenn., 37857, (423) 272-4388, sherrybmahan@gmail.com.

 09-29-2017

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