Funded by the Joyce Foundation, the Great Lakes College and Careers Pathways Partnership (GLCCPP) is building high-quality pathways that equip students to thrive in college, career, and beyond. Such pathways actively engage multiple stakeholders in aligning secondary and postsecondary education with career opportunities in high-demand industries. This structured approach enables students to graduate from high school with a credential valuable in the labor market, as well as pursue a two- or four-year degree.
Quality Indicators for Pathways Design & Implementation
The Joyce Foundation is generously investing in developing college and career pathways in each of the following regions:
- › The Central Ohio/Greater Columbus area › Madison, WI
- › Northwest Chicago suburbs served by › Rockford, IL Districts 211 and 214 and Harper College
The competitive grant process selected these regions based on their dedicated leadership, strong K-12 and postsecondary partnerships, vision for enhancing college and career pathways systems, student population needs, and high employer involvement.
The Joyce Foundation is also supporting three national leaders in pathways development to provide strategic technical assistance to the Great Lakes regions as they build and expand their pathways systems: ConnectEd – The California Center for College and Career, Jobs for the Future (JFF)’s Pathways to Prosperity team, and the Education Systems Center of Northern Illinois University.