Quality, Lifelong Education, and Career Training

Michigan will provide quality, lifelong education and career training.

If we want our kids to grow and succeed tomorrow, we need to give them a better education today. Transforming education and building a high-quality, interconnected P-20 system will help Michigan become a better place to learn and earn.  Through a partnership model, the State School Reform Office and the Michigan Department of Education have worked with school districts to ensure all students have access to quality educational opportunities.

Students need better access to career pathways and schools need more support to enhance programs if Michigan is going to close the talent gap and continue building a more prosperous future.

The Career Pathways Alliance has provided a list of comprehensive recommendations to expand and strengthen career and technical education statewide. Approaches include curriculum changes, increased collaboration between educators and employers, and added resources – such as the Going Pro Campaign – for students to discover and prepare for potential career opportunities.

These approaches are part of the recommendations from the Governor’s 21st Century Education Commission, which outlined numerous priorities, including statewide use of competency-based learning, creating more career paths for teachers, increasing access to postsecondary education, and holding the right people accountable.

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