Policymakers and the public alike are embracing “college and career readiness” as the solution, but what does it mean? Much of the policy debate focuses on college entrance and completion as a solution. However, college readiness is only part of the answer. What is needed is a more comprehensive strategy that bridges the gap between education and workforce preparation.
To find that solution, the Career Readiness Partner Council was formed in 2012. The Council, which no longer exists, united leaders from national education and workforce organizations with the goal of bringing clarity and focus to what it means to be career ready. In October 2012, the Council released this statement to articulate a clear, unified and focused vision for what it means to be career ready. Please note, while the resource makes referece to careerreadynow.org, that website is no longer relevant or representative of the Career Readiness Partner Council’s work.