What is Guided Pathways?
Guided Pathways provides students with clearer roadmaps to achieving their dreams, from the moment they decide to come to the college to the time they earn a certificate, degree or transfer. Guided Pathways is equity-driven and student centered, so that we can better help all of our students along all of the stages of their educational journey.
"Guided Pathways honors and values our students and their career and educational aspirations.”
--Cabrillo College President, Matt Wetstein
Students, do you have questions about academic resources, like tutoring? Do you want help finding services and supports, like financial aid or health services?
Your Career and Academic Pathway Communities are here to help!
Learn More About This Year's GP Accomplishments
The Guided Pathways Report for 2020-2021 summarizes highlights from this year's Implementation Teams and other Guided Pathways projects, previews what to expect in the year ahead, and extends kudos to all the people who are making Guided Pathways possible at the College!
Learn more about how students, staff, and faculty embody Guided Pathways in their work.
Program Coordinator at Watsonville Center
"On-boarding processes are loaded with information for incoming students that can be a bit overwhelming at times. One of my favorite roles at the Watsonville Center is to guide students through the various support services and resources available to them throughout their educational journey, and helping them ease the way through these on-boarding processes. Keeping my office door open for any questions allows me to provide a welcoming experience for students and a place for them to feel supported".
Communication Studies Faculty
"I strive to include Guided Pathways principles both inside the classroom and throughout the Cabrillo experience. I have included assignments in class that encourage students to reflect on their success, their own onboarding process, and what they want the Cabrillo community to look like. I help students find their passions and share their visions to improve the Cabrillo College experience for all of our students."
Beginning in 2019, the Guided Pathways office has hired and trained Student Assistants for each semester. They are trained on communication techniques, equity best practices, and the Guided Pathways framework. They serve on implementation teams, work on Guided Pathways projects, gather feedback from additional students across the College, and ensure the student voice is included in all GP decision-making. Like many employees at the College, the GP Student Assistants have been working remotely since March 2020.