Introducing California’s Most Recent Budget Investment in College & Career Readiness
Golden State Pathways Grant (GSPP)
$500 Million in Competitive Grant Funding
The master plan describes the state’s three goals for career education. One is ensuring that ninth grade students are encouraged to explore well-paying careers and that they are guided on a pathway to that career.EdSource, "Gov. Gavin Newsom signs executive order for a master plan for career education," August 31, 2023
Get Focused…Stay Focused!® (GFSF) is a PROVEN scalable, cost-efficient career exploration and planning program that promotes high school graduation, post-secondary completion, and successful, skilled entry into the workforce.
Get Focused…Stay Focused!® aligns with the objectives of the Golden State Pathways Grant, and can help you leverage your funds to meet the grant requirements with:
Aimed at improving college and career readiness in California, the Golden State Pathways Program competitive grant provides funding for college preparation and career technical learning for high school students of ALL abilities. Golden State Pathways presents an unprecedented opportunity to empower more students to access postsecondary education or gainful employment in industries that align with local labor market needs.
Golden State Pathways contains $500M in investments designed to support college and career readiness for ALL students to ensure that California thrives economically and socially.
Braiding the Golden State Pathway dollars with other state funds will create a powerful synergy for improving college and career readiness efforts within communities by building pathways that offer increased opportunities for collaboration among stakeholders and promote inclusive growth.
If you’d like more information about this new grant initiative and how we can help your school and district obtain state funding and implement these programs, please reach out to us.