Career and Education Consortium
The Career and Education Consortium (CEC), coordinates ongoing collaboration between Brightpoint, public school divisions, employers, universities, state and local government and the community-at-large to offer high-quality academic programs and career preparation for all students in the region. CEC serves the counties of Amelia, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Prince George, Surry and Sussex and the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg.
Students: Careers That Impact Your Community
CEC develops Career Pathways for each school division that begin in middle school and continue through postsecondary education and training. These feature career and technical education courses, career investigation and coaching, work-based learning and college credit earned through:
- Concurrent Enrollment Programs on campus at Brightpoint: machining, welding, HVAC, industrial electricity, mechanical maintenance and early childhood education
- Dual Enrollment
- Advanced Placement tests
- Industry assessments
Educators: Opportunities to Keep Learning
The CEC sponsors and supports professional development for educators through:
- Career counseling workshops
- Industry training
- Professional conferences
- Stipends for externships and site visits
Business Community: Partner With Us to Build Our Community's Workforce
CEC facilitates regional and local alliances with area businesses to prepare the next generation's workforce. Employers are also able to initiate a connection with CEC through the Connect With Us form.
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