Purpose First

Complete College America, USA Funds (for Purpose First), multiple sources (for GPS)

Purpose First initiative focuses on better aligning academic and career plans from the start of degree or credential program. It will include advising, use of relevant tools, connection to labor market information, inclusion of career guidance in the curriculum, and connections to employers for work-based learning opportunities. The GPS strategy also focuses on structuring programs to allow students to easily navigate via academic maps and default schedules, as well as to receive critical support and guidance via intrusive advising and a funneling process to determine career interests early in a program.

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