The Career Readiness Collaborative (CRC) is a new collaborative offering from CCSSO for the 2018-2019 program year. This collaborative is being formed to support states interested in improving access to a high-quality education that provides pathways into college and a career for each and every child.
The CRC is anchored in the 2014 CCSSO report Opportunities and Options: Making Career Preparation Work for Students, outlining a set of recommendations for states to take to improve career readiness. Building on lessons and models from 10 states participating in the New Skills for Youth (NSFY) initiative that have been implementing the report’s recommendations since 2017, CCSSO is launching the Career Readiness Collaborative (CRC) to provide support to additional states interested in improving career readiness opportunities for all students. CRC membership includes participation in three in-person meetings in the program year and a number of virtual meetings.