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College & Career Readiness

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College Readiness
College today means much more than just pursuing a four- year degree at a university. Being “college-ready” means being prepared for any post-secondary education or training experience, including study at two- and four- year institutions leading to a post-secondary credential (i.e. a certificate, license, Associates or Bachelor’s degree).
Being ready for college means that a high school graduate has the English and mathematics knowledge and skills necessary to qualify for and succeed in entry-level, credit-bearing college courses without the need for remedial coursework.
 
Career Readiness
There is an often-confusing mix of definitions, frameworks, policies and implementation strategies for career readiness. Some viewpoints center around learning skills for a specific entry-level job, while others define career readiness as a broader understanding of workplace skills. Still other definitions focus on knowledge and skills for a particular industry sector such as health sciences or marketing. Career readiness is a convergence of all of these definitions.
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