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College/Career Readiness

College and Career Readiness Defined

College and Career Readiness means that as students exit high school they are prepared for success in a wide range of high-quality post-secondary opportunities. Specifically, college and career readiness refers to the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to be successful in post-secondary education and/or training that lead to gainful employment. Today’s workplace requires that all workers be lifelong learners in order to advance in their careers. Therefore, it is necessary that there be a common set of knowledge and skills that all individuals acquire to successfully transition into post-secondary education or the workplace. Students’ goals, desires, and interests influence the precise knowledge and skills necessary to be ready for success in their chosen post-secondary endeavors and the level of education needed to accomplish an individual career aspirations. All students should exit high school with a full understanding of the career opportunities available to them, the education necessary to be successful in their chosen pathway, and a plan to attain their goals


College Readiness Career Readiness
College readiness involves being prepared to enroll in and successfully complete entry-level, credit-bearing, academic programs at two- and four-year post-secondary schools as well as being equipped with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to transition successfully. This entails having mastered rigorous content knowledge, demonstrated ability to apply knowledge through higher-order skills, and the ability to navigate the pathways that will gain access to post-secondary opportunities Career readiness involves three major areas: core academic skills and the ability to apply those skills in concrete situations in order to function in the workplace and in routine daily activities; professional skills (such as critical thinking and responsibility) that are essential in any career area; and technical, job-specific skills related to a specific career pathway. These skills allow students to enter career pathways that offer gainful employment and opportunities for advancement