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Missouri Career Pathways

Missouri was one of twelve states selected by the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Jobs for the Future to participate in the Pathways to Prosperity Network, a national education initiative designed to build career pathways systems for high-school-aged students.

For every 100 students in Missouri, only 21 will earn a four-year degree. Pathways to Prosperity: Meeting the Challenge of Preparing Young Americans for the 21st Century, released by the Harvard Graduate School of Education in February 2011, challenged the excessive focus on the four-year college pathway, arguing that additional pathways need to be created that combine rigorous academics with strong technical education to equip the majority of young people with the skills and credentials to succeed in the increasingly challenging labor market.

The enormous interest generated by the Pathways report led to the launch of the Pathways to Prosperity Network. Other states participating in the Pathways to Prosperity Network are California, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

In 2017 Missouri transitioned from the Pathways to Prosperity Network to become Missouri Career Pathways and is solely concentrating all efforts within the boundaries of the state.  When viewing Our Services one will learn of the many good things in process to assist our students to be success ready.