Build bridges from high school to postsecondary education and the workplace by creating rigorous, relevant career pathways driven by labor market demand. Such pathways: 

  1. Combine a college-ready academic core with challenging technical studies and require students to complete real-world assignments. (Academic Strand)
  2. Create guidance systems that include career information, exploration and advisement and engage students in ongoing career and college counseling beginning in the middle grades. (Career Ready Strand)
  3. Lead to further education and training and high-skill, high-wage jobs in high-demand industries. (Technical Strand)