College and Career Readiness and Success Center

The College & Career Readiness & Success Center (CCRS Center), operated from 2012 to 2019, provided technical assistance support to states focused on ensuring all students graduate high school ready for college and career success.

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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.
 

Featured Work

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.

BRIEF: Developing a College- and Career-Ready Workforce: An Analysis of ESSA, Perkins V, IDEA, and WIOA

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 (PDF)

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. (Updated 2019)

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Career
Readiness

Discover tools and resources to help students graduate with the academic, technical, and employability skills needed to succeed in the workforce.

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Postsecondary Pipelines

Explore strategies and resources to ensure students are ready for postsecondary success.

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Cross-Sector Collaboration

Find strategies and resources to develop a collaborative, cross-sector strategy to build the education-to-workforce pipeline.