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College and Career Pathways: Stories of Innovation


The Senate Career and Technical Education Caucus in Conjunction with the Alliance for Excellent Education Invite You to watch

College and Career Pathways: Stories of Innovation

Christopher Cabaldon, Mayor, City of West Sacramento (CA); Chair of Jobs, Education, and the Workforce Committee, United States Conference of Mayors

Jose Bojorquez,
Senior Project Engineer, McCarthy Holdings
Cynthia Brown, Director of Student Pathways, Porterville Unified School District (CA)
Sarah Steinberg, Vice President of Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Bill Taylor, Vice President of Community Engagement, NAF
Seraiya Wright, Undergraduate Student, Community Health Education Major, Howard University

On May 2, 2017, the Senate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Caucus, in conjunction with the Alliance for Excellent Education held a briefing highlighting innovative approaches across the country to college and career pathways that have led to positive outcomes for traditionally underserved students.

Preparing students to be ready for both college and a career upon high school graduation requires a level of innovation that is not seen in most traditional high schools. Recent research shows that a large proportion of employers and college instructors say students fall short of the preparation necessary to succeed in college and the workplace. The role that CTE plays in bridging the gap between rigorous academic preparation and workforce readiness is essential to meet demands of the twenty-first-century economy.

During the briefing, panelists discussed

  • the latest findings on secondary and postsecondary outcomes of students who participate in high-quality college and career pathways;
  • implementation efforts in a rural California school district;
  • the role of business and industry in supporting college and career pathways;
  • the role of philanthropy in supporting college and career pathways;
  • the role of service providers in delivering high-quality local and regional implementation of college and career pathways; and
  • how current federal investments in CTE are being used to support this work.

Panelists also addressed questions from the live audience.

Invited for remarks: Senators Tim Kaine, Rob Portman, Tammy Baldwin, and Todd Young

WATCH below.

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