Pathway Sector Grids

Pathways in Orange County from High School to Post-Secondary

Core academics and Career Technical Education (CTE) courses should work in tandem to support career readiness by encouraging the development of the academic knowledge and technical skills that are, together, increasingly important to students’ overall employability.

OC Pathways considers how core academic courses can connect to the 15 industry sectors. These connections are outlined through the development of an Integrated Program of Study to show how UCCI, dual enrollment, integrated UC, and CTE courses can be embedded to enhance student learning.

Elements of Pathways in Orange County

• CTE Courses

University of California Curriculum Integration (UCCI)

Integrated Courses Core/CTE (UC a-g)

• Dual Enrollment (CTE & Core)

• Industry Certification

Example of Pathways in Orange County from High School to Post-Secondary​ 

Integrated Program of Study – Esports

The North ​America Scholastic Esports Federation’s (NASEF’s) esports ecosystem serves as a framework to better understand the workforce opportunities within esports.

What does this mean for students?
This means that when we talk about engaging all students, we really mean ALL students. Rather than focusing on the 5-6 players on an esports team, students are exposed to the wide variety of roles, they expand their skills, and gain real experience in future potential career aspirations.​​​​ The field of esports can provide students with the academic and technical skills necessary to succeed in future STEM and non-STEM postsecondary learning opportunities and careers.

What are those career pathways that lead to careers in the field of esports?
Career Technical Education curriculum has been developed that involves a multiyear sequence of courses for students in grades 8-12, that integrate core academic and technical knowledge with 25 courses.

Example of Integrated Program of Study – Esports

For more information about Esports, contact:

Kevin Brown, Esports Program Specialist, OCDE