An Orientation to College and Career Pathway Endorsements

Illinois’ College and Career Pathway Endorsement (CCPE) system is a cornerstone strategy of the Postsecondary & Workforce Readiness Act to increase the number of Illinois high school graduates prepared for postsecondary education and future careers. To earn a CCPE on a high school transcript, a student must complete an individualized learning plan, engage in a career-focused instructional sequence (including early college credit), participate in work-based learning, and demonstrate readiness for college-level reading and math. Students earning the CCPE will develop technical and essential employability competencies, earn in-demand credentials, and be prepared to launch rewarding careers. In recent years, the CCPE has been incorporated into the State’s Every Student Succeeds Act Plan, the Perkins V Plan, and the Model Partnership Agreement for dual credit under the Dual Credit Quality Act.

The resources below serve as an orientation for educators to the CCPE and its implementation. Click a tab below to follow the track that best fits your job title.