CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION Strive San Jose focuses on local school districts offering Career Technical Education elective courses referred to as Career Pathways. This is a program of study that involves a sequence of courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to postsecondary education and careers. Career Technical Education has been recognized for increasing achievement and graduation rates for the hardest to serve students. Through proven partnerships with the business sector, Strive San Jose helps its partner school districts enhance their Career Pathway programs with involvement from industry. Our effort in supporting Career Pathway programs at local school districts extends to advocating for policies that will improve educational and workforce outcomes and promote alignment through the SVO’s policy committees.