Crain’s Chicago Business Spotlights College and Career Pathways

What are college and career pathways, and why should employers get involved in training the next generation? In their March 27 edition, Crain’s Chicago Business tackled that question through two articles in its Forum on Secondary Education feature section.

In Chicago, a watershed moment for teens transitioning to the rest of their lives,” an article written by journalist Sally Duros, cites the supports of the Success Network and includes interviews with leaders from District 214, EdSystems, Rich Township High School District 227, University of Chicago’s Urban Education Institute, Chicago Public Schools, Illinois Business Roundtable, and Advance Illinois. The online article also embeds student spotlights.

School-employer collaborations will pave the pathway to the future,” an op-ed written by EdSystems Managing Director Juan Jose Gonzalez, establishes how college and career pathways help close the skills gap between education and workforce systems more effectively than previous education frameworks and calls for employers to engage with their local schools and colleges.

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