About Career Pathways

Career pathways are a sequence of academic and technical courses that allow students to apply academics and develop technical skills for careers in leading industries in the region. Pathways prepare students for successful completion of state academic and technical standards, as well as more advanced postsecondary coursework. (Adapted from 2008-2012 California State Plan for Career Technical Education)


Pathways in the North & East San Francisco Bay Area

In the North & East Bay region, a wide range of efforts are supporting the development of career pathways.

We, North & East Bay Pathways Consortium (NEBPC), often referred to as “SB1070”, are a collaborative network of leaders from 14 community colleges and 18 K-12 school districts across Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Solano, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties. We are funded principally by California Senate Bill 1070, the Career Technical Education Pathways Program.

Our goal is to build a more seamless and industry-relevant regional education system, that helps students more successfully transition between K-12, post-secondary education and the workforce. Our work focuses on enhancing regional coordination and alignment, raising up best practices and developing regional system supports to pathways practitioners. We complement the work of the seven California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) consortia in our region.

View Regional Calendar for upcoming events and information about how to become involved in pathways in the Bay Area.