U Prep Schools designed pathways – in all three districts – where students are immersed in the exploration of unique future careers. Many of these career fields are in high demand and/or lack diversity in both race and gender including: Zoological & Aquarium Studies, Gaming, Material Science & Advanced Manufacturing, Urban Ecology, Law and Public Service related fields, and the Art & Design industry. Each pathway has a selected number of students and an accompanying partner – either a learning institution or an industry partner. Upon completion of course requirements for each pathway, students will have developed employable skills to enter into the workforce.
Here’s how the Pathways Programs are preparing students for success.
I like Robotics! The knowledge I have gained in my Robotics class and onsite work at LIFT will be valuable in my future aspirations to enter the medical field, specifically in my plans to help others by manufacturing robotic body parts.
– Dorian 9th grade Robotics/Intro to Engineering (LIFT)
My Zoology course has peaked my awareness to the similarities between animal and human anatomy. Our structures are similar; we both have a heart, brain and lungs. The concepts that I’m learning now will help me in my future field of study, physical therapy.
-Tatyanna 11th Zoology (Detroit Zoological Society Partnership)
The University Prep Police Academy offers valuable life lessons. I aspire to be a lawyer and the academy provides me with a good foundation for my educational journey.
– Ariel (Center) 10th Grade Police Academy
This class is so much fun! We learn about the industry, and genre of a game and how they work. This class is preparing me to go into the gaming industry.
-Dwayne 12th grade (Gaming)/Amazon Partnership