The College & Career Readiness & Success Center (CCRS Center) provided technical assistance support to states focused on ensuring all students graduate high school ready for college and career success. The mission of the Center was to build the capacity of states to effectively implement college and career ready initiatives such as career and technical education, work-based learning, career pathways, employability skills, and competency-based education. Through technical assistance delivery and supporting resources, the CCRS Center provided customized support that facilitated the continuous design, implementation, and improvement of college and career readiness priorities.
The CCRS Center ran from 2012 to 2019 and was funded through a grant by the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education at the U.S. Department of Education.
PROJECT: State Work-Based Learning Initiative
States are increasingly looking to expand student access to work-based learning experiences as a strategy to improve student college and career readiness. The CCRS Center’s State Work-Based Learning Initiative supports states in designing, scaling, and implementing work-based learning through state-led peer networks and direct support.
State and local policy makers can utilize this brief to identify opportunities to align and leverage policies, programs, and funding in ESSA, Perkins V, IDEA, and WIOA.
BRIEF: CCRS Organizer
The CCRS Organizer provides a visual, consolidated overview of the many key elements that impact a student’s ability to succeed in college and careers.
Discover tools and resources to help students graduate with the academic, technical, and employability skills needed to succeed in the workforce.
Explore strategies and resources to ensure students are ready for postsecondary success.
Find strategies and resources to help states, regional and local areas develop a collaborative, cross-sector strategy to build the education-to-workforce pipeline.