Career and Technical Ed
Students need clear pathways to navigate in-demand work opportunities, transition to postsecondary education, and meet their career goals. We help states and districts develop career-connected learning and career and technical education (CTE) programs of study that align with labor market demand. Our team has extensive experience in collecting and presenting CTE data and providing analytic support for Perkins reporting.
Improving college access for students from rural and underserved communities starts with data. We specialize in collaborating with college access and reengagement programs on mixed-methods evaluations. Our sophisticated data analyses help education leaders understand and address disparities in college access. We also lead training, research, and evaluation to improve equity in college credit opportunities in high school.
We partner with higher education institutions and funders to evaluate programs that support college completion, particularly for historically underrepresented students. We provide expert professional development and training to redesign developmental education, improve postsecondary instruction, and support success for community college students. Our applied research on community college to university transfer has informed policy and practice across the country.
Erin builds partnerships that align institutions of higher education with labor market demand. She has over two decades of experience in economic and workforce development strategy, program design, and implementation. Erin is focused on building state and regional capacity to design and deliver high-quality career and technical education and work-based learning. Erin holds a doctorate in political science from MIT.
Michelle has led research and evaluation projects on college access and success for more than a decade. She is trained in quantitative methods for program evaluation and uses mixed methods to understand what helps or hinders students on their postsecondary education path. Michelle holds a doctorate in economics and education from Columbia University, Teachers College.