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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ORIGINALLY POSTED SEPTEMBER 2018 The most common image when talking about workforce development is that of a “leaky pipeline;” where we lose people at every key transition point along the way to the labor pool. In high school, we lose …

Over my career, I’ve worked with lots of organizations – businesses, schools, and nonprofits – who focused obsessively on product or service quality. “Build a better mousetrap,” they reasoned, “and the world will beat a path to your door.” But …

Culture Clash



I saw a tweet recently to the effect of…”My teacher used to tell me that if I didn’t study I’d end up as a garbage man, never telling me that the garbage man made more than he does.” That stuck …

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 …

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