Center for New Directions

The Center for New Directions (CND) supports students through mentoring programs, workshops and events, social connections, and individual assistance.

The CND serves Career and Technical Education (CTE) students who are also:

  • Training to work in a field traditionally held by the opposite gender (Career Pioneers).
  • Single parents (male or female), including single, pregnant women.
  • Economically disadvantaged.
  • Out-of-workforce because they have been working without pay to care for a household.
  • Youth who have aged out of the foster care system.
  • Part of other special populations as defined in the Perkins V grant.

We believe that equitable access to meaningful educational experiences encourages student empowerment, self-advocacy, and the creation of social networks. This improves students’ ability to achieve personal and academic goals and enables them to smoothly transition from college to career.

For more information about these services, please visit the Center for New Directions web page.