Career Academies

Career Academies are career-themed schools within high schools, in which the learning environment reflects the atmosphere and expectations of the 21st century workplace.  In the Charleston region, the Chamber is working with Berkeley County School District and Dorchester District 2 on implementation of career academies. Academies are currently being piloted at five area high schools with plans for expansion.

Currently there are Career Academies in health professions, hospitality/culinary arts and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).  Broad Academy themes may include several career programs; i.e. a STEM Academy may include computer programming, automotive technology and engineering.  Additional academy areas will be added in the future.

Why Career Academies:

Studies consistently show positive outcomes for students enrolled in career academies, including:

  • Increased graduation rates
  • Improved attendance
  • Lower dropout rates
  • Increased participation in volunteer and extracurricular activities
  • Higher postsecondary enrollment
  • Higher earnings after graduation
  • Emphasis on project- and inquiry-based instruction, internships and work-based learning, industry certifications and opportunities to earn college credit through dual enrollment
  • Teams of teachers work together to integrate academic content and career/technical education

NEWSWIRE

Based on voluntary receipt collection, Chamber employees personally spent nearly $3400 at member establishments from 6/24-7/30. #buychamber about 3 days ago READ MORE

RT @chaslobbyist: In last night's meeting the board approved the core list of capital projects for the Nov referendum. Read more here: http… about 6 days ago READ MORE

RT @chaslobbyist: Be sure to follow along tonight as we tweet live from Chas County Council, and look for a full recap on Bill the Blog tom… about 6 days ago READ MORE

Driving growth.
Defining tomorrow.

The premiere resource for economic information to help your business drive growth and define tomorrow.

Access Regional Economic Data
image description
  • Forbes
  • BROOKINGS
  • Conde Nast TRAVELLER
  • WALL STREET JOURNAL
JOIN THE CHAMBER

© Copyright 2014 Charleston Metro Chamber Of Commerce. All rights reserved.

4500 Leeds Avenue, Suite 100,
North Charleston, SC 29405
Please read our Solicitation Disclosure, Privacy Policy and Member Benefits