Career Pathways
Accelerating Access to the Middle Class

Publication July 9, 2016 | 7 pages | (16V18)Gene Bottoms and Kirsten Sundell

More and more jobs require some education past high school, yet we are not preparing enough students for college, careers or both. Career pathways from middle and high school through college and into the workplace can accelerate access to the middle class.

This document describes how SREB’s High Schools That Work model has been redesigned to address the skills gap, based on the recommendations of two SREB commissions. It includes data on educational attainment needed for jobs, the aspirations of high school graduates, and how strong pathways relate to readiness for college and careers.