With $500 million in funding for Golden State Pathways and $200 million for Dual Enrollment, California is making a once-in-a-lifetime investment in students and our shared future prosperity. But ensuring these dollars result in increased college completion, meaningful employment, and equitable outcomes will require increased coherence across our education and workforce systems. To meet this moment, the Linked Learning Alliance is teaming up with Career Ladders Project and The Education Trust–West to co-lead an effort called Fast Forward California.
Our aim is to address the persistent gaps between our K–12, higher education, and workforce systems to accelerate students on the path to both college and career success.
The Catalyzing Coherence Workbook and Planning Resource is designed to help communities begin to create the high-quality, seamless student experiences from K–12 to postsecondary education that research shows lead to college completion, meaningful employment, and equitable outcomes.