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Linked Learning 2018

January 10th 2018 - News Release, Uncategorized

The Career Ladders Project invites you to join us in Anaheim on February 12-14 for the 2018 Linked Learning Convention: Scaling Strategies for Success. Join us and colleagues and partners from across the state who are committed to preparing all students for college, career and life! The convention brings together more than 900 leaders in […]

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 […]

Webinar Series # 4: Quantitative Leap How Math Policies Can Support Transitions To and Through College

October 11th 2016 - News Release

Quantitative Leap: Webinar 4 Webinar 4 – Seizing Twelfth Grade to Improve Math Readiness: Senior-Year Transition Courses October 27, 11:00am – 12:15pm Pacific (2pm – 3:15pm Eastern)   Faced with high proportions of students needing remedial math courses in college, education systems across the country are prioritizing the goal of improving college readiness. Approaches include […]

Building Bridges to College and Careers Through Public Education and Workforce System Collaboration: Lessons from California’s Youth Manufacturing Skills Pilot

October 1st 2016 - News Release

“Through the Youth Manufacturing Skills Pilot (YMSP), the [California Workforce Development Board] proposed to build upon and elevate promising models such as the [Career Advancement Academies]… to a heightened level of collaboration between the State’s public education and workforce systems. The intentional leveraging of these systems’ resources, capacities and expertise may hold the key to […]