Today, The College of Health Care Professions (CHCP) was featured in an opinion piece in eSchool News titled, “Building pathways to successful STEM careers for ALL learners.” Authored by Anne Papakonstantinou, Director, and Adem Ekmekci, Director of Research and Evaluation, at the Rice University School Mathematics Project, the piece calls on our nation to do a better job recognizing the wide range of educational pathways that lead to a variety of career opportunities in STEM, including allied health professions. They share examples of how we can raise awareness of these fields and data around alternate routes into STEM--highlighting the importance of supporting young learners to succeed in math and science, even if they do not feel ready to enter STEM careers after high school.
The article highlights a recent study by The Rice University School Mathematics Project on CHCP’s model to prepare Hispanic students for careers in allied health fields. They refer to CHCP as a “good example of how colleges can use stackable, flexible programs and wraparound services to help learners access careers based on math and science.”
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