Posted Date: 12/07/2022
This week the Greater Cleveland Career Consortium (GCCC) announced the innovation of Maple Heights City Schools, along with nine other school districts in Cuyahoga County, to its network.
GCCC supports the implementation of the Planning and Career Exploration (PACE) Framework. Through PACE, 6th -12th-grade students participate in high-quality, career-focused experiences through a continuum of embedded, in-school curriculum, out-of-school engagements, and career advising that will result in every student graduating high school with a carr vision and plan that prepares them for family-sustaining wage careers in our region. GCCC’s work and expansion efforts are made possible by generous funding from Cuyahoga County, the Cleveland Foundation, Deaconess Foundation, and JP Morgan Chase Foundation.
Charlie Keenan, Superintendent of Maple Heights City Schools, says, “This partnership will create amazing opportunities for our students, which we could not do alone. GCCC is opening doors to work- and career-based learning experiences with employers across the region that our students simply could not otherwise have access to in our community.”
GCCC staff and the Consortium’s expansive network of employers, youth-serving nonprofits, educators, and civic partners—will work with each district to design a unique implementation plan customized to the district’s specific needs and provide ongoing support throughout implementation.
Established in 2022 and led by Autumn Russell, Executive Director, the Greater Cleveland Career Consortium is a group of public, private, education, and nonprofit organizations working together to help every student in the region design a career plan that aligns with their interests and skills. The GCCC partners with school districts to include self-awareness and career-based learning opportunities for all students during the school day and connect employers with local school districts, students, and families to help build our regional workforce. To learn more, visit www.greaterclecc.org.