Scaling and strengthening College and Career Pathway Endorsements & aligned apprenticeship system; defining and implementing pathway competencies that articulate into postsecondary; and establishing a comprehensive and supportive state policy environment.
We form and lead key interagency and public-private collaborations that drive policy priorities, deepen public system integration, grow public and private financial support, and enable integrated data. Finally, we collaborate with national partners to ensure that the innovation happening in Illinois doesn’t happen in a vacuum.
We build networks that connect policy to communities leading implementation. Within networks, we provide deeper technical assistance, facilitation, and policy implementation support to a set of communities poised to serve as statewide and national exemplars.
We spearhead new policy and program opportunities that are mission-aligned and can lead to broader network and statewide implementation.