Prime Time is committed to strengthening the skills of those working in the out-of-school time field. 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.Prime Time and its partners realize the importance of providing practitioners with choices as they make plans for their personal and professional development.
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.
Prime Time offers career advising that 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 professional goals to ensure their personal success.
Are you interested in learning more about professional development and scholarship opportunities through Prime Time? Prime Time's career advisor can travel to your site to introduce Prime Time's professional development system, including the non-credit and credit pathways and the scholarship process. Contact us to schedule a presentation at your convenience!
Youth Development Pathways Module
Are you curious about what certificates, credentials, or degrees you could earn in the youth development field? Do you want to learn more about scholarships and incentives to continue your professional and educational development? This self-paced online training will walk you through the educational pathways available through Palm Beach State College (PBSC) and the Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) where you can receive certificates, credentials, and degrees in the youth development field. Additionally, Prime Time’s scholarship and ACHIEVE Out-of-School Time Incentive Award programs will be reviewed to highlight supports available to out-of-school time practitioners.
Visit https://primetimepbc.org/trainings-calendar/ to register for Prime Time's Youth Development Pathways Module.