A student talks about changing careers
Submitted by Cynthia Peters on September 7, 2017 - 3:24pm
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The good people from Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ, just sent me this amazing digital story by Carlos Contreras -- one of their students who worked for decades as a concrete finisher and is now taking ABE classes so he can change careers.
This is a beautiful digital story that I highly recommend for the classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5ij3pFkGA8
It is more than just touching and humorous and feel-good (though it is all of that in spades), it also includes clear learning strategies (particularly around math) and touches on specific transferable skills. This WILL resonate in classrooms and will set you up for great discussions on so many subjects.
Carlos also contributed to the Career Pathways issue of The Change Agent (changeagent.nelrc.org) which just came out a week ago. I wanted to attach a PDF of his article here, but I don't see a way to do that, so please write to me if you like, and I'll send it to you. If you already have access to The Change Agent, look for it on pp. 24-25.