Prime Time is committed to strengthening the skills of those working in the out-of-school time field. A survey of the local afterschool workforce revealed that practitioners come from a variety of backgrounds, both educational and experience-based. A “one-size-fits-all” program will not work for everyone.Prime Time and its partners realize the importance of providing practitioners with choices as they make plans for their personal and professional development.
Individuals from across the afterschool field worked together to design formal college credit or certificate and informal non-credit professional development tracks that would offer practitioners different entry and exit points, depending on their needs and goals.Because it is important for practitioners to receive credit for their commitment to their personal and professional development, Prime Time partnered with Palm Beach State College (PBSC). Through the partnership with PBSC, coursework is offered in a variety of ways and offers practitioners the option of receiving credit hours or CEUs for successfully completed coursework.
Prime Time offers career advising that is designed to provide professional guidance and empower practitioners to develop meaningful educational plans that are consistent with their academic, personal and professional goals. It is an ongoing partnership with practitioners to help them recognize and pursue their passions and to challenge them to set realistic academic and professional goals to ensure their personal success.
Are you interested in learning more about professional development and scholarship opportunities through Prime Time? Prime Time's career advisor can travel to your site to introduce Prime Time's professional development system, including the non-credit and credit pathways and the scholarship process. Contact us to schedule a presentation at your convenience!
Trailblazing the Pathways for Afterschool: The Route to Afterschool Professional Development is a guide developed by Prime Time Palm Beach County to help afterschool practitioners navigate the professional development opportunities available to them. This guide provides a thorough overview of the educational pathways, scholarship program, and financial incentives available. In addition, it provides step-by-step instructions on how to navigate the Florida Department of Children and Families and Palm Beach State College websites.
Youth Development Pathways Module
This interactive video module will provide you with a brief overview of the non-credit and credit pathways, the scholarship program and the WAGE$ Afterschool Florida Project. You can go through the module at your own pace and choose which pieces of the pathway you are interested in learning more about. Click on the icon below and explore the exciting opportunities available to help you achieve your career and educational goals!