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Career Connected Learning (CCL) is about connecting the interests, aptitudes, education, and goals of every Oregon youth to their future.  Through career exploration and real-world work experiences, students have a chance to learn about career and educational pathways that spark their imagination.


Strengthen partnerships between postsecondary education, K-12 schools, community organizations, and industry to expand how we prepare youth to participate in high-wage, high-demand careers. Address barriers and equity gaps to ensure all students have access to Career Connected Learning.

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Career Connected Learning Systems Navigators are an Oregon Department of Education (ODE) ESSER III grant-funded position at every Oregon Community college and positioned to coordinate efforts through sustained and ongoing collaboration with regional education and workforce partners who are, and have been engaged in Career Connected Learning delivery systems in an effort to supplement, and not supplant regional systems. ODE and HECC guide the vision.

EMPOWER all Central Oregon students by giving them the tools and resources they need to engage in lifelong learning and enter into the workforce.

Support students with career planning tools to help them CONNECT learning with their personal aspirations, increasing their engagement in education.

SUPPORT K-12 educators with engaging Career Connected Learning curriculum and teaching tools as well as connections to college and industry  partners.

Connect students with opportunities to EXPLORE career pathways through real-world, hands-on experiences that inspire academic and career success.

Help students ENGAGE in lifelong learning by connecting them with training and college programs that support their career aspirations.

BENEFIT business and industry by helping them connect with students who are an essential to the development of our future workforce.

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