Career Pathways Consortium and High School Career Coaches

The Blue Ridge Career Pathways Consortium supports students in preparing for successful careers by building partnerships between the school systems of Augusta, Highland, and Rockingham counties, and Harrisonburg, Staunton, and Waynesboro cities; Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind; Blue Ridge Community College; and area employers.

The consortium accomplishes its mission

  1. by building a unified curriculum which relies on the input of employers, provides career development opportunities, and offers secondary/post-secondary career paths that provide a seamless transition for students from secondary to post-secondary education and/or the world of work, and 
  2. by initiating and supporting educational improvement at the secondary and post-secondary levels by enhancing the academic and technical competence of educators.

 For more information about the Blue Ridge Career Pathways Consortium, contact:

Velma Bryant
(540) 453-2582

High School Career Coaches

BRCC Career Coaches are community college employees working in local high schools. Coaching helps the “middle majority” students -- the mainstay of the emerging workforce -- prepare for college and careers. Career coaches offer unique benefits to students that traditional guidance counseling may not, such as direct access to college programs and services, postsecondary faculty, and business and industry.

For more information about the High School Career Coach Program, contact:

Carmel Murphy Norris
(540) 453-2237