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Career and Technical Exploration Programs

First of its kind!

UA Unison has built into its middle school curriculum the Career and Technical Exploration Program (CTEP). These learning pathways prepare students to access a wide range of high-wage and high-demand 21st-century careers in urban farming, technology and coding, performing arts, and design and construction.

The Urban Assembly Unison School embraces a Career and Technology Exploration Programs model (CTEPs), co-created in partnership with the Urban Assembly as part of their focus on career readiness for students in grades 6-12. Under the CTEP model, every student at Unison participates in a robust career exploration unit that helps them identify their values, skills, and interests, and then connects those interests to in-demand careers and sectors. Students will experience in career pathways that are offered throughout the year, from urban farming and sustainability in the school’s hydroponics lab, to digital design and animation, coding, and web development, and robotics and 3-D design.



Unison partners with Teens for Food Justice (TFFJ) to provide our Hydroponics and Urban Agriculture CTEP programming!

TFFJ works in schools to train youth to become urban farmers who build and maintain indoor hydroponic farms that yield more than 100 lbs. of fresh produce per month at each location. Unison's young urban farmers experience the rewards of building a meaningful, working solution to food insecurity in their communities. In the process, they transform their relationship to the food they eat, while developing the science and technology skills needed in a new green sector economy.

Read more about TFFJ here: 

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