Program Overview

BRAC’s Pathways to Prosperity Fellowship connects industry and education by pairing middle and high school principals and counselors with week-long externships in the healthcare, manufacturing, construction/skilled craft, and IT/software industries. Fellows participate onsite at BRAC’s partner companies to shadow workers in the field and engage in day to day operations. Fellows leave the program with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in target industries, trained to serve as ambassadors of those industries to their students, and as connectors between classroom and workplace concepts and skills. Selected fellows receive a stipend for their participation.

Apply for Program

Any highly motivated middle or high school principal, assistant principal, counselor, or career coach within the 13 district Capital Region, which includes: Ascension, Baker, Central, EBR, EBR-RSD, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, West Feliciana, and Zachary, is encouraged to apply.

The application is closed for the 2021 Pathways to Prosperity Fellowship. The application will reopen in Spring 2022.

Selection Process

Participants are chosen through a three-step process, which includes career and technical education coordinators/school district feedback, partner company input, and strength of application. Selected fellows will be contacted via email.


Tonnisha Ellis

Senior Manager of Education and
Workforce Policy and Research
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