CCL In.Sight., is meant to support local education, business and community leaders in their work by exploring what’s happening in communities and schools across the United States related to Career Connected Learning.  We’ll explore key trends and practices, with a focus on what’s working, what’s promising, and what’s coming down the road.

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Education or Credentials?



Unless you’re completely new to career-connected learning, you’re most likely familiar with the bias towards four-year degrees as a postsecondary choice. And you’re probably also familiar with Mike Rowe, former host of Dirty Jobs and a strong advocate of “middle …

Things Change



I made a very sad decision last week: After years of avid gardening, I’m finally going to tear it all up and plant grass in that space instead. The reason? The trees in our backyard, which were small when we …

On April 3, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, the newly formed Coalition for Career Development unveiled its landmark policy paper,  “Career Readiness for All.” NC3T is a member of the Coalition and our aim is to ensure that career …

In last week’s newsletter, we highlighted a U.S. News article titled “The Higher Education Apocalypse.” A dramatic title to be sure, and of course drama sells magazines. However, the thinking aligns with other things I’ve read, from Kevin Carey’s great …

Over the years, a lot of people have asked me the best way to engage their partners. The answer, based on my research and experience, is clear: Appeal to their expertise. I did a survey of employers and business coalitions …

Insights from Jason Ohler



Years ago, I was in touch with Dr. Jason Ohler, who was then the Director of the Education Technology Center at the University of Alaska Southeast, as well as a professor at the University. Jason was (and I’m sure remains) …

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