Career Launch

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Ahead of the Curve

Career Launch is for students in grades 9–14 who want to get a head start in a career where skilled employees are in high demand. It is a six-year, career-focused program providing students with real-world work experience through internships in fields connected to their classroom studies.

Students who successfully complete the six-year program will graduate with:

  • A high school diploma
  • An associate degree
  • A Career and Technical Education endorsement
  • Relevant industry certifications
  • Practical workplace experience

Career Launch High Schools

Anderson High School Career Launch: Careers in Engineering Technology

The Anderson High School Career Launch program will open for the 2019–20 school year with a focus on engineering technology. Students who complete the program will fulfill the requirements to apply for the Texas A&M University College of Engineering Academy at ACC, supported by Chevron.

Crockett ECHS Career Launch: Careers in Construction Technology

The Crockett ECHS program is made possible through a grant from the Texas Education Agency. Students can earn an associate degree in construction management from Austin Community College as part of the program.

LBJ ECHS Career Launch: Careers in Health Sciences

The LBJ ECHS program is made possible through a partnership with Austin Community College and Seton Healthcare to offer Careers in Health Sciences.

Northeast ECHS Career Launch: Careers in Technology

The Northeast ECHS program is made possible through a partnership with Austin Community College and Dell to offer Careers in Technology.