Since 2016, ConnectED, in partnership with Education Systems Center and Jobs For the Future, has been leading the Great Lakes College and Career Pathways Partnership (GLCCPP). The GLCCPP supports four communities: Columbus, Ohio; Madison, WI, Rockford, Illinois, and the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago in the development of college and career pathways. The GLCCPP has developed a regional community of practice by bringing together K-12 educators, post-secondary administrators, representatives from business and workforce to better address the educational and economic challenges within each community.
ConnectED works closely with each community to strengthen their leadership and governance systems, improve the alignment between secondary and postsecondary, and develop scalable work-based learning delivery systems. The initiative supports each community in building and sustaining the systems needed to ensure all students become college, career, and life ready.