WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CAREER READINESS EDUCATION?
With Destinations Career Academy of Colorado, core academics meet a career-focused, college-ready education. Students start to explore career options in middle school with courses that introduce them to high-demand fields. In high school, students gain further exposure to relevant technical and specialty trade skills by taking electives centered around more specific pathways in career fields that are of interest to them. These engaging, content-rich courses expand the traditional education experience and give students a jump-start on their future.
Career readiness courses are based on the knowledge and skills required for each career pathway in the following career fields:
Careers in the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources. Learn more about Agriculture.
Careers in finance, marketing, and planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Learn more about Business.
Careers in planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, and support services. Learn more about Health and Human Services.
Building linkages in IT occupations for entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services. Learn more about Information Technology.
Careers in planning, managing, and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance, and manufacturing and process engineering. Learn more about Manufacturing and the Trades.
Students can also:
PARTICIPATE IN CAREER CLUBS
PREPARE TO TAKE INDUSTRY - RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATION EXAMS UPON GRADUATION*
GAIN WORKPLACE SKILLS
Job Shadow Week
K12 and Destinations Career Academies teamed up with businesses across the nation to give students the opportunity to explore different career fields while discovering their passions. Watch as students experience Job Shadow Week.
Destinations students can enroll in career clubs, also called career technical service organizations (CTSOs). CTSOs give students with similar career interests the opportunity to connect, practice professional skills, work on service projects, take field trips, and compete against other schools at the local, state, and national levels. In addition, teams from various Destinations Career Academies compete against one another several times a year through competitions sponsored by one or more of the clubs.
Destinations offers the following CTSOs:
- HOSA–Future Health Professionals
- Future Farmers of America (FFA)
- Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
- Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)