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Nevada Pathways Partners with Pathful to Highlight Careers

June 7, 2024 CARSON CITY, Nev. – A film crew recently visited Nevada to record footage at three Reno-based workplaces that will help students nationwide explore career options.

Pathful – a K-16 college and career readiness system – partnered with Nevada Pathways for visits to DRI’s Reno campus, SNC, and PBS Reno.

Nevada Pathways, built on the Pathful platform, launched in 2021.

The web-based platform provides live, industry-based experiences from working professionals for both teachers and students, giving them insight into workplace readiness.

Nevada Pathways provides access to thousands of videos that give students a glimpse into different career opportunities.

Nevada Pathways – initiated by the Nevada Department of Education – collaborates with sponsor state agencies, workforce development boards, employers and industry professionals.

“Nevada Pathways provides valuable resources that give students an incredible opportunity to connect with industry professionals and explore future careers,” said Jhone Ebert, Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I am thrilled that Nevada professionals will be featured on a nationwide scale.”

“Finding the balance between what industry wants to communicate and how students learn and are motivated is essential for ensuring students are truly workforce-ready,” said Jennie Kristoffersen, CEO of Pathful Inc. “Through Nevada Pathways’ partnership with Pathful, these authentic industry connections and experiences are accessible to students across Nevada. By fostering collaboration with businesses crucial to Nevada’s workforce, we are empowering the next generation to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of work.”
The Pathful crew filmed two researchers at DRI’s Reno campus: Atmospheric scientist Anne Heggli, Ph.D., and ice core researcher Nathan Chellman, Ph.D.  

“Anne’s and Nathan’s research is fascinating, and DRI is excited to share careers that may provide a path some students may not have been aware of or considered,” DRI President Kumud Acharya said. “We are honored to help expose students to these impactful environmental research careers.”

The crew also filmed engineers at global A&D company SNC, and Content Creator Alex Muench at PBS Reno.

“At SNC we understand that inspiring the innovators of tomorrow starts today,” said Andy Smith, a principal systems engineer. “That’s why we are passionate about sharing various career fields and opportunities that inspire and excite the next generation of the endless ways they can make a lasting impact on humanity, including our mission to safeguard freedom.” 

PBS Reno is honored to continue to partner with Pathful, said Nancy Maldonado, vice president of education.

“Having this video featuring Alex Muench, who has produced the PBS Reno STEM Works career series since 2021, is fantastic,” Maldonado said. “As producer, Alex is mindful to provide visually interesting and appealing insight into career opportunities in northern Nevada. We are thrilled to share his talent and creativity behind the camera. Alex has an eye for detail and an innovative approach, bringing unique perspectives to life. Thank you to the Nevada Department of Education and Nevada Pathways for this opportunity to share a unique career in videography.”

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