Core Services

PAI provides schools, districts, and industry partners with technical assistance in implementing and sustaining a series of Career Connected Learning Strategies designed to promote college and career readiness among young people.  By connecting students to industry and industry to schools, PAI transforms education so that students are positioned for success through industry-driven instruction, workplace exposure, and post-secondary preparation. While traditionally working in High Schools, PAI is proud to now expand our expertise to include the K-8 space, as we work to provide quality Career-Connected Learning Services to students of all ages.

PAI’s Core Career-Connected Learning Strategies include:

Work Based Learning (WBL) WBL involves sets of discrete real-world experiences that can be scaffolded in varying ways to foster career exposure, awareness, preparation and training.

Career Pathways Informed and supported by industry experts, career pathways blend thematic coursework with project- and work-based learning, potentially leading to industry certification, dual enrollment opportunities and/or pre-apprenticeship programs.

Career Academies Founded by PAI, Career Academies offer a structured environment that schedules students and teachers in small learning communities within a school focused on a specific career pathway and supported by industry, higher education and the community.

Pre-Apprenticeship Bridge Programs  Pre-apprenticeships create a bridge from school to work by focusing on preparing students to have the necessary skills to enter the workforce upon high-school graduation, connect with post-secondary training and/or enroll in apprenticeships, with the goal of securing employment with life sustaining wages and a path to career progression.

Data Supports Teacher Teaming and Data Supports are offered to schools to increase the effectiveness of their teacher meetings and data utilization practices in order to improve student outcomes.

Freshman Success PAI supports Freshman Academies, recognizing that building a strong foundation in the 9th grade year is essential for high school success.

Industry organizing, industry-connected project-based learning, badging/credentialing and data collection and analysis infuse all of these strategies.

Contact us

For  more information about PAI’s Career

Connected Learning Strategies, please contact

Ms. Sarah Hill

Director – Career Pathway Strategies at: or

215-546-6300 ext. 114