Transition: High School to Career
Preparation for college and careers is increasingly important as success in today’s labor market requires students having postsecondary education and training as well as employability skills. The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides various policy levers for states to support college and career readiness for youth experiencing homelessness.
State presenters from Colorado and Iowa will discuss work-based learning as part of their systemwide approach to college and career readiness and describe how they align work-based learning with other education priorities, including CTE, employability skills, and the Every Student Succeeds Act to ensure students are prepared for tomorrow’s workforce demands.
Our three-part webinar series "Career Pathways—Leveraging CTE to Enhance Learning for All Students" will explore key aspects of designing a career pathways system for all students. Presenters will share stories from the field, including strategies and lessons learned from states grappling with similar issues. Further, the series will highlight existing tools that states can use to promote and guide the career pathways work.