Check out more photos from the event in our Flickr album here. Thanks to all our agents and suppliers for making this such a memorable event! The KHM staff couldn't have been more welcoming or helpful.
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I learned so much and met so many wonderful agents, both new and experienced! It is so incredible to be a part of a group of people who are so willing to share their knowledge and expertise with anyone who needs it. I am so happy to be a part of the KHM family and to have been given the opportunity to attend an event like Destination Success! The vendor trainings were excellent and having the chance to meet the BDMs face-to-face will be very helpful in the future.
Highly recommend to all!
Destination Success is worth the investment into yourself and your travel business. Still two days to go and I can't find the words to express how impressed I am with the training, presenters and KHM staff. I have no regrets at all.
The Power of the Path
I even got my Sandals certification while here, which saves me from having to take more time off to attend a session scheduled next month. She did not even have a high school education. However, she wanted her teenage son to earn a degree — and when he would not enroll, Mwakutuya did the one thing she knew would motivate him: she became a student herself.
A new approach to education at TCC is making it easier for students like Mwakutuya to find their path to success. The College is implementing a guided pathways model, also known as career pathways, part of a nationwide movement to reshape the college experience. But it takes a focus on the bigger picture to boost student success on a grand scale. The guided pathways model provides that bigger picture.
The idea is to help students visualize their professional goals from the outset and then provide a clear roadmap and tangible resources to get there in the most efficient way. Before the current approach, students navigated college in a somewhat fragmented way, piecing together classes and attempting to forge their own way forward. Now TCC and other forward-thinking colleges are creating defined, flexible pathways that take students from their initial contact with the institution to graduation and beyond.
The program builds academic skills as well as leadership qualities to help students become successful in college and in their careers. The program connected me to a mentor who encouraged me to think about how all of this would make a difference in my future," Mwakutuya said.
It is an approach that is gaining momentum across the country. Passing this class or that class is important, and we help students do that. It should be a seamless process.
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To make that happen, community colleges must refocus our mission, restructure our institutions and reconsider what we want our students to get out of their time with us. A paradigm shift of this magnitude is not an easy process. It requires both cultural and institutional change of major proportions. TCC began taking steps to create a more fluid experience — implementing programs to help students connect their courses, programs, skills, credentials and professional goals.
Instead of academic and technical departments existing separately, the College recently adopted career clusters from the national career pathways model.
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Also used by the State of Texas, the clusters bring together programs in similar fields, making it easier for students to find degrees and certificates that match their career interests. Most students arrive on campus without a full understanding of which path they should follow. We introduced a new model that would serve as an expressway to their goals. The College invested in technology to assist students in finding the pathway that suits them.
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All participants in new student group advising are now asked to take a career exploration assessment through web-based software called Career Coach. Students — and the general public — can get job suggestions, degree options as well as wage and employment information with just a few clicks on the TCC website. Additionally, as of fall , all first-time college students are required to complete the MyPlan assessment before registering for the next semester. The software delves deeper into personality type, strengths and professional interests. TCC students also are encouraged to declare a major from the start.
The guided pathways approach continues with advising and counseling. In addition to general advisors, in the College began offering students access to special career technical education advisors whose role is to assist students in their cluster with course selection and program completion. Last year, TCC also brought career success coaches on campus to ensure students are on the right path for their professional goals.
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Student Tori Moore initially began visiting advisors because it was a requirement of a scholarship she received. It turned out to be key to her success in college. They not only help you with your class and career choices, but they also help you feel connected to the College. You know that the staff cares about you," Moore reflected.
Moore is far from the only student with multiple credentials in her future. As part of its focus on guided pathways, TCC is promoting the concept of stackable credentials — sequences of degrees and certificates students can earn over time, leading to increased marketability for employment and higher wages.
For example, a student might begin with a noncredit technology certification and enter the workforce, then return to TCC for an associate degree in computer programming. The career pathways approach recognizes the 21st century reality that lifelong skill upgrades are necessary to remain competitive in our global economy. The implementation of the guided pathways model at TCC is not happening in a vacuum.
The College works closely with other education institutions, including school districts and universities, as well as with workforce partners such as local companies and Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County. We work with business and industry on an ongoing basis.