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HomeSkills Pipeline

PWP Skills Pipeline
Entry: Pearls (At-Risk, Low-Income, Aspirational Students) May Begin To Enter Our Skills Pipeline As High School Freshmen. They Compete In Weekly Skills Challenges To Earn Skill Points In Any Of The Recognized Skills On The PWP Skills List. New Pearls (In High School and Beyond) May Enter This Pipeline At Any Time And Any Age By Purchasing a Membership Card To Become a Chapter Member. 
Skill Levels: A Skill Level Is The Demonstrated Mastery In Two Or More Skills, As Measured By Skill Points Earned In Annual Skills Competitions (Learn More). Minimum Points Must Be Received To Qualify For Each Skill Level.  
Progress: Once In The Pipeline, Pearls Are Expected To Advance Through The Pipeline At The Minimum Rate of One Skill Level Per Year. There Are 15 Skill Levels. See Graphic Below. Skill certifications and awards are earned. 

Phase 1: High School

Skill Level 1
100 Point Threshold

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Skill Level 2
300 Point Threshold

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Skill Level 3
500 Point Threshold

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Skill Level 4 
700 Point Threshold

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4-Phase PWP Skills Development Pipeline

4 PWP Pipeline Functions    
Targeted Industries.

 Function 1 Identifies Pearls   Annual PEARL Assessments For Multiple Age Groups 
 Function 2 Equips Pearls With Career Skills   Annual Skills Challenges That Measure and Monitor Skill Development
 Function 3 Facilitates Ongoing Continuous Growth  Moves Pearls Through Phases of Growth Via Skill Levels  
 Function 4 Delivers Skilled Youth Into the Workforce  Connects Pearls To Employers and Opportunities in Various Industries 

High School Division (Learn More)
Each pearl progresses through 4 levels to reach College Division.

College Division (Learn More)
Each pearl has 3 college pathways to reach Breakthrough Division. Path 1: 2-Yr Degree (Skill  levels 5 and 6). Path 2: 4-Yr Degree, Including Community College Credit Transfer (Skill levels 5, 6, 7, 8). Path 3: Graduate Degree (Skill Levels 9 and 10 applies regardless of the credit hours or months required). 

Breakthrough Division (Learn More)
Pearls progress through 5 levels (called milestones) by earning advanced skill points in skill levels 11 (Milestone 1), 12 (Milestone 2), 13 (Milestone 3) 14 (Milestone 4) and 15 (Milestone 5) . When enough points have been scored, pearls enter the Pearls For Life Division.

Pearls For Life Division (Learn More )
Each pearl continues to grow in 7 career growth domains year after year. Pearls are found in many occupations in a wide variety of industries.