Career Pathways

Palm Springs Unified School District, Desert Sands Unified School District, and Coachella Valley Unified School District have built a cross-region network of 47 career academies and pathways serving more than 8,000 students annually. These academies and pathways are aligned with the workforce needs of local employees to ensure essential skills are learned and put in practice by the students.

OneFuture Coachella Valley supports these pathways through business engagement, work-based learning for middle school through college undergrads, and by providing scholarship and financial aid assistance to prepare students for college, career, and life. We invite you to join us in helping students succeed on their path into meaningful careers.

The region’s three K-12 school districts offer more than 47 career academies and pathways, serving more than 8,000 students to prepare them for success after high school and in the workplace.

Local career academies and pathways includes:

– Agriculture & Natural Resources
– Arts, Media, and Entertainment
– Business and Finance
– Education, Child Development, and Family Services
– Energy, Environment, and Utilities
– Engineering and Architecture
– Fashion and Interior Design
– Health Science and Medical Technology
– Hospitality, Tourism, and Recreation
– Information and Communication Technologies
– Manufacturing and Product Development
– Public Service
– Transportation

For more information, contact Kim McNulty, Vice President Regional Strategy, at (760)413-5990.

Behavioral Health Pathways>|

‚ÄčIn 2017 the Coachella Valley formed an alignment team to address a critical shortage in behavioral health professionals and access to programs. Our goal is that local students pursue professions in the behavioral health field in order to return their knowledge and skills back to the Coachella Valley. This website has valuable information on the education and certifications of pathways in order to become a behavioral health professional.

PA Career Roadmap>|

OneFuture Coachella Valley is committed to advancing quality healthcare that embraces the cultural experience that local students will bring to their practice. By fostering the pathway of Coachella Valley students into PA programs, we aim to provide high-quality, compassionate, and individualized healthcare for local residents. This effort will also grow a sustainable pipeline of healthcare professionals as more graduates return to our community, enhancing the primary care workforce.