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2019 Career Pathways Summit

Create your own future, become your own hero.

Exposing Bexar County high school juniors and seniors to post-secondary education options as well as entry-level job opportunities available in their community so they can accelerate decisions regarding their future

Monday, November 18th
10AM - 3PM

Education Service Center
Region 20


Susanna Clavello 

Project Manager


Why Attend?

So your CTE teacher or counselor tells you that you are attending a summit on Monday, November the 18th, and you wonder, Why should I care? Well, here are 10 reasons why we think your time will be well invested on that day. 




#10 - Do you feel overwhelmed or confused and do not have a clear idea of what you really want in your future? Maybe you don’t have enough information, believe that continuing your education is not a realistic option, feel that you are not good enough or smart enough, are pressured to meet other people’s expectations, or have been told that your dreams will never manifest. Throughout the summit, you will participate in sessions that are designed to ignite your passion, believe in yourself, and challenge you to think differently.  


#9 - You have been taking some courses in high school and aren’t sure if that’s what you really want to do for a living. Presenters at the summit will share a wealth of information regarding careers (even some that you didn’t even know existed or weren’t sure about), internship and apprenticeship opportunities (did you know that some are paid?), and education options after high school. There is more than one road you can take to develop a successful career.

#8 - You are passionate about the courses you are taking in high school and have a clear picture of what your professional life might look like in the future. After attending the summit you may accelerate your decisions and your path to a successful career. 


#7 - You are a student who has been considering dropping out of school or did drop out at some point and are giving education a second chance. You are not alone. Many young people -as well as people of all ages and walks of life- encounter significant roadblocks in their pathway to education and a career, yet this does not determine their future or their success. Every individual has gifts, talents, value, and potential. What are yours, and how can you use them to live a fulfilling life and to make this world a better place?  


#6 - You believe that being a minority, living in poverty, and/or having a disability puts you at a disadvantage compared to other individuals when applying for post-secondary education or a job. Actually, it may be just the opposite! Find out more at the summit. 


#5 - You have been debating about whether you should go to a community college, technical school, or 4-year university, or get an industry certificate, and you do you know where to start. Great people at the summit will tell you about great resources available to you so you can get off to a great start. 


#4 - You believe that San Antonio does not offer enough professional opportunities for a successful future. Well, think again! San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the nation and one of the fastest growing, offering a diverse and rich spectrum of growth opportunities for its citizens. 


#3 - You are afraid of choosing a path in your career and regretting it later in your life. Many people face this wall at some point and experience a great deal of frustration. One way to increase your chances of doing what you really want to do in life is to come prepared for the summit and ask questions. 

#2 - Did you know that you are stronger and wiser than you think you are? Most people may not believe this to be true. At the summit you will be inspired to trust yourself, and to believe in yourself and in your ability to create your own future. 

#1 - When you dream bigger, you do go further. That is a universal truth. Join the #DreamBiggerGoFurther movement by following Workforce Solutions Alamo on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.  See you on November 18th!


What are Career Pathways?
Career Pathways are an integrated collection of programs and services to ensure that students
are prepared for success in college and careers in higher wage, in-demand fields.


Where do Career Pathways originate from?
Career Pathways is a tri-agency effort where the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas
Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB), and the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)
work closely together to boost college and career readiness in the development of high quality
college and career frameworks.


Why are Career Pathways important?
Career Pathways are intended to develop students' core academic, technical and employ-ability
skills; provide them with continuous education and training; and place them in high-demand,
high-opportunity jobs. By better preparing youth for an evolving economy, they will be ready to
fill in-demand job opportunities in high wage fields.


When and where is the summit?
The #DreamBiggerGoFurther 2019 Career Pathways Summit will take place on Monday,
November 18, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Education Service Center, Region 20, located
at 1314 Hines, San Antonio TX 78208.


What is the purpose of the summit?
By becoming aware of the entry-level job opportunities and post-secondary education options
available in their community, students gain clarity and can accelerate decisions regarding their
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Where does funding for the summit come from?
Funds for the summit originate from Careers in Texas Industries, a governor’s initiative to
promote in-demand industry clusters that support a variety of businesses and job creation
through employer and education partnerships across the state of Texas. More details about this
initiative can be found at https://twc.texas.gov/partners/careers-texas-industries


Is there a cost to attend the event?
There is no cost to attend the event, however, registration is required. Registration is by a
school district or youth program, and is open to juniors and seniors and their CTE educators (or equivalent).


How many students can attend the summit?
Because seats are limited to 400, each district will be allowed a maximum number of students
depending on campus size. The maximum number of students is as follows:
campuses with enrollment of more than 1,500 - 50 students maximum
campuses with enrollment between 750 and 1,499 - 30 students maximum
campuses with enrollment with less than 750 - 20 students maximum


What students are eligible to attend?
Juniors and seniors in Bexar County high schools who are enrolled in CTE courses or
equivalent in the areas of Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing, Construction, and Information
Technology are eligible to attend.


How can I register my school to attend?
An online registration form must be completed and submitted. CTE teachers (or equivalent) who
submit the #DreamBiggerGoFurther School Registration Form must commit their student
groups to attending the event.
Once all seats are taken, the registration form will be deactivated and schools interested in
attending will be placed on a waiting list. Please contact Susanna Clavello for more details.


At what time should school buses arrive to the venue?
Since the summit will start promptly at 10:00 AM and we will have a full agenda for the day,
school groups should plan to arrive at the venue early, preferably between 9:15 and 9:45 AM.


Will funding be available for transportation?
Yes, Workforce Solutions Alamo will reimburse schools for the cost of bus transportation. There
will be no reimbursement for transportation other than school buses.


Will lunch be provided?
Yes, boxed lunches will be available for all attendees at the venue.
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Can parents attend the summit?
A limited number of parent chaperones are welcome to attend the meeting. The ratio is 1 parent
for every 20 students. Because seats are limited and the intended audience for the summit is
students, we are unable to accommodate additional parents.


Can individual students attend the summit on their own?
Since this event will take place on a school day, students may only attend when authorized by
their school administration and directly supervised by school staff. Please contact Susanna
Clavello for more details.


Where can I find out more information about the summit?
Please visit us at dreambiggergofurther.org.

Who may I contact for questions and additional details?
Please send your questions to Susanna Clavello, Project Manager, Workforce Solutions Alamo,
at sclavello@wsalamo.org.


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