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Promising Practices in Supporting Postsecondary Success in Alternative Education

May 31st 2018 - News Release

“During the Community of Practice…the conversation highlighted the importance of making ‘college as part of [high school] community’ to begin to ‘shift the culture and help students recognize that college is part of their lives.’” In a new Issue Brief, “Exploring Alternative High School and Community College Partnerships,” CLP and Equal Measure examine promising practices […]

New Report on Diversifying Math Pathways as a Strategy for Student Success

May 10th 2018 - News Release

“Recent policy changes are creating fertile ground for diversifying math pathways.” According to the new report, Multiple Paths Forward: Diversifying Mathematics as a Strategy for Student Success, the use of diversified math pathways has the potential to ease the road to a college degree for tens of thousands of students in California. The report, published by […]

Career Ladders Project is seeking a Director of Communications!

May 3rd 2018 - News Release

The Career Ladders Project (CLP) is seeking a Director of Communications to join our team. The Director of Communications will be responsible for external and internal communications for CLP. This is a new role that will have a high degree of autonomy in establishing best practices and new processes for the organization while building its […]

Strengthening Student Success Presentations

October 10th 2017 - News Release

Presentations from the 2017 Strengthening Student Success conference are now available. SSSC – CLP Breakout Sessions Wednesday, October 11 Guided Pathways: A Framework for Integrating College Plans Chase Fischerhall, Career Ladders Project 3:35 pm – 4:55 pm Thursday, October 12 Guided Pathways: Transforming Our Colleges with Students at the Center Linda Collins, Career Ladders Project; Theresa […]

Bringing Student Voices to Guided Pathways Inquiry and Design: Findings from Student Focus Groups at Two California Community Colleges

August 29th 2017 - News Release

“I’ve been guilty of this—and it is a common thing in here—where you take class after class and you kind of forget your end goal… but it would be great to have something tangible like a shadowing program or something else that would get you excited about picking a major.”  – California Community College Student […]

Big Ideas in Workforce Innovation: A Three Part Series

August 2nd 2017 - News Release

The California Workforce Development Board (State Board) has released a three part series, Big Ideas in Workforce Innovation. The Career Ladders Project documented emerging lessons from key State Board initiatives that promote creative solutions to enhance economic mobility and economic vitality for California’s workers and employers. Big Ideas in Workforce Innovation: A Three Part Series Alignment […]

Building a New Structure

April 18th 2017 - News Release

The Community College Journal article, Building a New Structure by D.J. Guth (April/May 2017), examines organizational redesign efforts underway at several community colleges, including Skyline College in San Bruno, California and Mesa College in Mesa, Arizona. The Career Ladders Project’s Director of Research, Mina Dadgar, was interviewed for the article.    

CLP session on Guided Pathways at AACC Convention now available!

April 17th 2017 - News Release

Kris Palmer, a senior director at Career Ladders Project, presented on Guided Pathways at the 97th American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Annual Convention in New Orleans, Louisiana on April 23. Kris Palmer’s session, “Collaborative Inquiry and Leadership: Necessary Foundation for Building Guided Pathways,” expounded upon a growing body of research that states that without […]

Health Career Pathways at California’s Community Colleges

December 15th 2016 - News Release

On December the 1st, Linda Collins, executive director of The Career Ladders Project, joined a panel discussion on Health Career Pathways at California’s Community Colleges. The event was hosted by the Public Policy Institute of California and included a summary of the findings from two recently released briefs. Video of the event is available below. ABOUT […]


November 20th 2016 - News Release

The Institutional Effectiveness Partnership Initiative (IEPI) of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) is sponsoring regional workshops on Dual Enrollment in partnership with the Career Ladders Project and the RP Group. Each Workshop will explore how California Community Colleges and secondary school partners can navigate challenges and opportunities presented by recent legislation to better […]