Educational Pathways

 

Prime Time Palm Beach County, Inc. is committed to strengthening the skills of those working in the afterschool field. As an outgrowth of this commitment, Prime Time and its partners realized the importance of providing practitioners with choices as they make plans for their personal and professional development. 

A survey of the local afterschool workforce revealed that practitioners come from a variety of backgrounds, both educational and experience-based. A “one-size-fits-all” program will not work for everyone. Groups of individuals from across the afterschool field worked together to design formal (college credit or certificate) and informal (non-credit) professional development tracks that would offer practitioners different entry and exit points, depending on their needs and goals.

Because it is important for practitioners to receive credit for their commitment to their personal and professional development, Prime Time partnered with Palm Beach State College (PBSC). Through the partnership with PBSC, coursework is offered in a variety of ways and offers practitioners the option of receiving credit hours or CEUs for successfully completed coursework.

If you are interested in continuing your education or attending college to advance your career in youth development, there are resources available to assist you.

Career Advising

Prime Time’s career advising is designed to provide professional guidance and empower practitioners to develop meaningful educational plans that are consistent with their academic, personal and professional goals.  It is an ongoing partnership with practitioners to help them recognize and pursue their passions and to challenge them to set realistic academic and life goals to ensure their personal success. 

A Career Advisor is here to:

  • Encourage practitioners to set and pursue youth development career goals
  • Help practitioners to decide which educational pathway – credit or non-credit – is best for them
  • Assist with planning and scheduling classes or training
  • Connect practitioners with financial resources such as scholarships, financial aid, and/or WAGE$ supplements

To learn more about the Youth Development Pathways and the resources available to help you achieve your educational goals, contact Elisa Moro, Career Advisor, at 561-600-9528 or emoro@primetimepbc.org
 

Trailblazing the Pathways for Afterschool:
The Route to Afterschool Professional Development

Trailblazing the Pathways for Afterschool:  The Route to Afterschool Professional Development is a guide developed by Prime Time Palm Beach County to help afterschool practitioners navigate the professional development opportunities available to them.  This guide provides a thorough overview of the educational pathways, scholarship program, and financial incentives available.  In addition, it provides step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the Florida Department of Children and Families and Palm Beach State College websites. 

 

Youth Development Pathways Module

This interactive video module will provide you with a brief overview of the non-credit and credit pathways, the scholarship program and the WAGE$ Afterschool Florida Project.  You can go through the module at your own pace and choose which pieces of the pathway you are interested in learning more about.  Click on the icon below and explore the exciting opportunities available to help you achieve your career and educational goals!

                                                                                                                                                                  

 

Attention Afterschool Directors:

Are you interested in having your staff learn more about professional development and scholarship opportunities through Prime Time?  The Career Advisor can travel to your site to conduct a Professional Development presentation for you and your staff.  During these half hour presentations, practitioners will learn about the non-credit and credit pathways, the scholarship process, and determine how these may fit in with their goals. 

To schedule a Professional Development presentation, contact Elisa Moro, Career Advisor, at 561-600-9528 or emoro@primetimepbc.org

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