Postsecondary and Career Readiness & Success
For success in the 21st century, youth and adult learners need access to rigorous and engaging curricula that inspire a passion for learning and high-quality teachers and faculty.
Youth and adult learners also need greater access to postsecondary institutions and workplaces with opportunities to become directly familiar with these settings, enabling successful transitions to the next stages of their lives.
Career exploration and development, together with opportunities to expand and demonstrate learning through real-world experience, are also key for postsecondary education and career success.
WestEd staff partner with many organizations nationwide — including K-12, community colleges, adult education, institutions of higher education, economic development agencies, as well as business and industry — to ensure youth and adult learners have greater readiness and success in both postsecondary education and careers.
Community College Faculty Seminars in Reading Apprenticeship
These seminars introduce community college faculty to our evidence-based Reading Apprenticeship framework.
RA 101: Reading Apprenticeship Online for Community College Instructors
Reading Apprenticeship® professional development is now available online for community college instructors.
Campus Coach for Reading Apprenticeship
Campus Coach for Reading Apprenticeship will increase participants' ability to provide focused leadership within their own college contexts.
P-16 Reform Assistance to High Schools and Postsecondary Institutions
High school and postsecondary faculty: Our team can help you interpret and use data, research, and/or policy related to secondary and postsecondary education.
Postsecondary and Career Policy Analysis
Read about WestEd’s role in analyzing the efficacy and impact of state and institutional policies that impact students transitioning from secondary education to postsecondary education and/or career.
Postsecondary and Career Student Voices and Experiences: Research & Technical Assistance
WestEd staff design, conduct, and analyze research to illuminate student voices and student experiences to better understand the potential impact of policy actions on students.
Postsecondary Tools and Web-Based Resources
Looking for interactive secondary and postsecondary tools and resources that can be accessed online? Read about our services.
Want to better understand the barriers to successful student transition from secondary to postsecondary education? WestEd staff are available to facilitate discussions among educators and/or students on this key issue.