Abstract: Building pathways to work and academic success requires a solid foundation, wide paths of basic language skills, and narrower paths branching toward learners’ divergent goals. Making instruction relevant for all learners while launching them in many different work and school directions is challenging. How can we help English language learners develop career and academic readiness skills while they explore diverse work interests, employment sectors, and pathways for achieving their goals? And how can we develop general soft skills for employability through the specific functional contexts of the sixteen career pathways and help students develop digital technology skills during their education journey? The presenter will introduce a new course with paving stones for building this path.