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Saint Paul Public Schools

Career Pathways: 

  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Business
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Medical Careers
  • Engineering
  • Work Based Learning

Projects and Initiatives:

Career Pathways Academy
The Saint Paul Career Pathways Academy is a high school program located at Saint Paul College where students can explore careers, take rigorous courses, and have the opportunity to earn high school and college credit.

Saint Paul High School Automotive Center 
The automotive program follows the Automotive Youth Education Systems (AYES) curriculum, and prepares students for ASE certification. The program has post-secondary articulation agreements with all technical colleges and community colleges within the Minnesota State College and Universities System, as well as Dunwoody College.


Providing Career Opportunities Today, Changing Lives Forever.  The mission of Genesys Works is to enable economically disadvantaged high school students to enter and thrive in the economic mainstream by providing them the knowledge and work experience required to succeed as professionals.

Conservation Corps 
Connects teenagers to the natural environment through hands-on conservation, and empowers young people to become active, engaged citizens.

Right Track Program 
Right Track is Saint Paul's pipeline for youth career development and building a diverse future workforce. Right Track brings together the City of Saint Paul, Saint Paul Public Schools, local businesses, and community-based organizations to provide employment opportunities and professional skills training for youth.

Trades Apprenticeships 
Construction careers provide a lifetime of learning new technologies and skills in a variety of settings. Here’s how to get started on a path to a construction trades apprenticeship program.

MN Trades Academy
This summer, SPPS student interns received a hands-on introduction to construction jobs from painters, plumbers, electricians and other professionals at work centers throughout the Saint Paul. The MN Trades Academy provides life-changing educational and experiential opportunities for young adults to pursue careers in the building and construction trades. In addition, the program helps students understand that their contributions can be vital to the economic development of Saint Paul.

Employer Partnerships:

The BrandLab 
We believe that every student has potential regardless of his or her background and that students should have exposure and access to careers in an industry where their potential can be realized.  In The BrandLab classroom, students gain exposure to the vast array of career options in the marketing industry. A hands-on curriculum teaches every student industry current professional skills and provides motivated students with the tools to gain further access to the industry through internships, mentors from the industry and scholarships for higher education.

Employs 12-32 youth every summer depending on funding. The application deadline is during February of every year and the program begins in June one week after school ends.  Some of the projects that St .Paul interns have worked on are residential decks, garages and fences, remodeling YouthExpress bike shop offices located on Selby Avenue and rebuilding boardwalks and bridges at Tamarack Nature Center in White Bear Lake.

Genesys Works 
Since 2007, Saint Paul Public Schools began a partnership with Genesys Works to provide students training in the area of information technology and other skilled services need in large corporations. In addition, they learn corporate behavior and how to succed in a professional environment. Once trained, Genesys Works assigns them to work during their senior year in high school for one of its large corporate clients. By the end of the program, students realize that they too can succeed in the corporate world and decide to be part of it. Over 90% of them go on to college.

Highway Credit Union 

Tina Jones, Hiway Federal Credit Union Community Outreach Coordinator, has a passion for seeing students succeed. She believes the skills students learn on the job at four SPPS high school credit unions give them real-world experience that prepares them for college or career. Students in the Academy of Finance (at Como Senior High) can even earn college credit while they're still in high school. Hiway Federal is a strong partner to the district.  We currently have branches located inside of the following high schools:  Johnson High School, Highland Park Senior High School, Harding High School, Como Park Senior High School

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