Career Paths and Certification Courses

Career exploration is a natural transition from thinking about school as a place to learn skills like reading and math to identifying careers related to your interests, skills, and values. GlobalED provides a career development program for high school students residing in Colorado to guide and provide a framework for students with the necessary goals that must be set and met to achieve success in the world of work.

Our industry-leading career and technical education (CTE) pathways empower students to discover and prepare for in-demand careers in information technology (IT), health science, entrepreneurship, culinary arts, early childhood education and caregiving. Our career development programs are designed for high school students and cover a breadth of topics that allow students to learn the skills needed for careers that interest them and ultimately put them on a path toward job readiness and career certification. Read on for the full list of career pathways that we offer.

93% - average high school graduation rate for students centrating in CTE programs
70% - total percentage of CTE students that stayed in postsecondary education or transferred to a four-year degree program


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Business and Entrepreneurship

Would you like to start a new business? Would you like to use your creative ideas to bring new goods and services to your community? An entrepreneur is an individual who creates a new business, bearing most of the risks and enjoying most of the rewards. The entrepreneur is commonly seen as an innovator, a source of new ideas, goods, services, and business/or procedures.

ESB Certification prepares you to pursue additional postsecondary training or to enter the small business sector immediately upon high school graduation. The entrepreneurial concepts validated by this certification ensure that you will be ready for college or your career.

Get details on our Entrepreneurship and Small Business career pathway.


Concurrent enrollment program

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent enrollment, also referred to as dual enrollment, is a program where high school students are enrolled in high school and college simultaneously. Students have the opportunity to complete high school graduation requirements through a college and earn credits towards degrees or career certificates at the same time. Students pursue opportunities to complete associate degrees or certificates including Automotive, Welding, Cosmetology, CNA and many more. GlobalED is pleased to offer these opportunities to ALL high school students in good standing.

How to become a Concurrent Enrollment Student:

Step 1: Be in 9th-12th Grade,

Step 2: Enroll with GlobalED Solutions

Step 3: Meet with your Advisor and Review the Concurrent Enrollment Agreement with your legal guardian

Step 4: Determine what pathway you would like to pursue at the community college: Associate Degree? Career and Technical Education Pathway?

Step 5: Review your graduation needs.

Step 6: Schedule college classes with your advisor that meet both the college and high school graduation needs.

Step 7: Go to college classes at your local campus or participate in online classes.

Get details on our Concurrent Enrollment pathway.


Culinary artist at work

Culinary Arts

The culinary arts, in which culinary means “related to cooking,” are the cuisine arts of food preparation, cooking, and presentation of food. People working in this field are commonly chefs or cooks, although at its most general, the terms culinary artist and culinarian are also used.

This pathway sets students up with kitchen basics and prepares them for industry-leading National Restaurant Association (NRA) ServSafeFood Handler Certification.

Get details on our Culinary Arts career pathway.


young child

Early Childhood Caregiver

Caregivers who want to demonstrate their extensive knowledge in newborn care can choose to take the NCS Credential Exam. It was developed to evaluate the NCS’s practical knowledge of newborn care so that parents who employ them can have the peace of mind that their caregiver knows safe and healthy ways to care for their babies.

This pathway prepares students for two mini certificates: INA Newborn Care Specialist Certificate and First Aid & Safety (CPR first aid) Certificate.

Get details on our Early Childhood Caregiver career pathway.


early childhood students

Early Childhood Educator

Early childhood teachers specialize in the learning, developmental, social, and physical needs of young children. These educators provide a safe and comfortable environment in which young children can learn not just early academics, but social, motor, and adaptive skills.

This pathway prepares students for Level 1 ECE which is a great place to start a career in early care and education.

Get details on our Early Childhood Educator career pathway.


nurse caring for patient

Health Care/Nursing Assistant

Wherever there is a need for personal care, nursing assistants (NA), or nurses’ aides, are there. Nursing assistants work in nursing homes, home care, assisted living, Hospice, hospitals, community based long-term care, correctional institutions, and other long-term care settings. Nursing assistants help patients of all ages perform the most basic daily tasks.

This pathway offers two options for certification: NHSA National Health Science Certificate - a mini-certificate and AMCA Nursing Assistant Certification.

Get details on our Health Care/Nursing Assistant career pathway.


IT worker providing computer support

Information Technology

Information Technology (IT) is the use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data or information. IT is typically used within the context of business operations within a company. Our IT pathway is for students interested in a career in Information Systems and Programming, Computer Science, Web Development, Networking, Social Media, or Cybersecurity.

This pathway prepares students for a mini-certificate in IC3 Digital Literacy (Computing Fundamentals, Living Online, Key Applications), Microsoft Office Specialist Certification, or two industry-leading certifications: CompTIA A+ (220 -1001) and CompTIA A+ (220 -1002).

Get details on our Information Technology career pathway.

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