IU1 Partners with Pathway2Careers

IU1 Partners with Pathway2Careers to Enhance Educational Opportunities for Students, Including Those with Disabilities

Coal Center, PA – May 6, 2024 – Intermediate Unit 1 (IU1), dedicated to serving the educational needs across southwestern Pennsylvania, is excited to announce a new partnership with Pathway2Careers (P2C). This collaboration aims to significantly enhance educational opportunities by implementing the P2C Career-Connected Learning model tailored to meet the diverse needs of students, particularly those with disabilities.

IU1 has committed to adopting P2C comprehensive educational solutions designed to foster career exploration and readiness among students. This initiative is particularly focused on inclusivity and ensuring that students with disabilities receive equal opportunities for career development and success.

Dr. Joseph Goins, CEO of P2C, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “Our collaboration with IU1 is a milestone in making education more inclusive and effective. Together, we are bringing cutting-edge resources and tailored educational solutions that address the unique needs of all students, especially those with disabilities. This partnership underscores our commitment to creating pathways that lead every student to career success and personal fulfillment.”

Dr. Don Martin, Executive Director of IU1, highlighted the impact of the partnership, “Working with Pathway2Careers allows us to enhance our educational offerings and address the specific needs of our diverse student population, including those with disabilities. P2C not only equips our educators with better tools but also ensures that our students are prepared to thrive in a competitive workforce. We are particularly excited about the potential this partnership holds for transforming educational outcomes in our region.”The Career-Connected Learning model provided by P2C includes advanced career exploration tools, data-driven career guidance systems, and math, all designed to be accessible and beneficial for students with disabilities. These resources are aimed at helping students understand their potential and explore various career pathways that align with their interests and abilities.

About Intermediate Unit 1 (IU1)
IU1 is an educational service agency serving Fayette, Greene, and Washington Counties in Pennsylvania, offering a range of programs and services designed to  support and enhance the educational environment for the member districts and the community. For more information, please visit IU1.org.

About Pathway2Careers (P2C)
P2C is an educational research and development company focused on creating and integrating innovative solutions in career and technical education that align education with workforce demands. Learn more about their initiatives at P2C.org.

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