In January 2019, ConnectED began partnering with Portland Schools to develop and implement a master plan for career and technical education (CTE), one that would make CTE and integral part of high school redesign aiming to prepare all students for lasting success in college, career, and civic life.

The first year of the partnership focuses on conducting a Needs and Capacity Assessment, mapping community assets and key challenges. Then, in collaboration with the district and community leaders, ConnectED will help draft a master plan that can guide the design and implementation of a district-wide system of college and career pathways in the future.