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Midland College program to provide MISD students with career coaches

Midland College program to provide MISD students with career coaches

Midland students will have access to career coaches as part of new partnership with Midland College.

The program is formerly called College and Career Connections (C3). Its aim is to facilitate a smooth transition from high school to various post-secondary education and career pathways available through Midland College and across the Permian Basin.

While MISD counselors will continue to provide comprehensive services to students across the district, C3 coaches will primarily work with students in grades 6-12 to ensure they are aware of dual credit and post-secondary pathways, options to pay for college and career opportunities. The program emphasizes that options exist for every student, even if traditional college isn’t the intended path.

The C3 program will cloud-based ACCESS where students will be exposed to over 460 regional careers, and over 11,000 West Texas career experts, in a customized manner.

“At MISD, our mission is that students will graduate college, career or military ready, and C3 will be an integral part in helping make that a reality,” said MISD Superintendent Dr. Stephanie Howard. “Through our collaboration with Midland College on the C3 initiative, we are committed to providing students with the tools and opportunities they need to excel beyond high school and are grateful to our local philanthropic partners who have made this a possibility for our students.”

The C3 initiative is made possible by generous funding from philanthropic partners: Abell-Hanger Foundation; Diamondback Energy; The Fasken Foundation; Henry Foundation; McGary Regan Foundation; Pevehouse Family Foundation; Scharbauer Foundation; and Warren Charitable Foundation.

For more information about C3, visit midland.edu/C3.