Connecting the dots for maximum impact
Given the complexity of California’s higher education landscape, the state must connect programs and services to weave resources together and effectively execute its policies and innovations.
Building the connective tissue and aligning shared goals between initiatives and various entities within the postsecondary ecosystem will enable California to efficiently respond to student needs and be prepared for future crises that will come.
Cradle-to-Career Data System
Data is the foundation to good decisions. To strengthen our economy and communities, California needs a clearer understanding of students’ pathways from K-12 to postsecondary education to the workforce—an understanding that is based on data.
California Competes serves as a strong advocate and advisor to ensure the state’s integrated data system becomes a comprehensive and equity-driven vehicle for advancing change.
Integrated Postsecondary Strategy
Strengthening California’s economy and communities through improved pathways to postsecondary completion and high-wage jobs can only happen if there is careful, well-informed coordination among the various entities involved.
A complex system including
California Competes’s research works to break down silos and promote communication, goal setting, and intentionality among all within the ecosystem to serve the whole student. With aligned efforts, the state and its residents can see improved student outcomes, community vibrancy, and equitable economic opportunities.