C2C

About Careers2Communities

The Careers 2 Communities program is a collaborative effort led by New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) and funded by numerous programs to strengthen career and college readiness for all students.

With a focus on equitable access, students increase their awareness of high-growth career opportunities in their region and a complete career-focused, math curriculum.

Strengthening the connection between education and industry ​

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Expanding Access to Well-Rounded Courses Demonstration Grant

Awarded in 2020

The Expanding Access to Well-Rounded Courses Demonstration Grant program seeks to enhance the college and career readiness of all students through a series of online Career and Technical Education (CTE) and well-rounded education programs. With a focus on equitable access, students increase their awareness of high-growth career opportunities in their region and complete career-focused math curriculum.

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Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education Grant​

Awarded in 2021

The primary objective of the Fund for Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) grant is to rethink career exploration for students and offer a online program that is informative, developmentally appropriate, and tailored toward guiding students through the critical process of making strong, informed career decisions.

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Career-Connected Learning in New Mexico (CCLinNM)

Awarded in 2023

CCL in NM supports an innovative model of career-connected learning (CCL) adapted to accommodate students with disabilities. The proposed project will demonstrate the efficacy of a statewide multi-sector partnership network made effective through a unified vision that drives coordinated support services and service delivery models to transition these students to postsecondary programs and CIE.

The College and Career Readiness Bureau is joined by several partners in the Careers2Communities program, including Pathway2Careers, MC2, and High Plains REC.​

Learn more about the C2C partners: