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Career Pathways Community of Practice Meeting: Resources That Help Expand Opportunities for Career Pathways: “Freshman Year for Free”

Tuesday, December 11, 2018
3:00pm - 4:00pm ET

Finding resources and creative ways to increase the success of individuals with disabilities in securing Competitive Integrated Employment often begins with navigating the Career Pathways landscape.

One of the barriers to Competitive Integrated Employment for individuals with disabilities is access to, and success in, the Post-Secondary environment. Lack of funding, the need to balance education and a job, transportation concerns and many other issues make participation in post-secondary education or career-related training -- which would open opportunities for a more financially self-sustaining career -- a challenge that many face.

One resource that recognizes the need to make college more accessible and affordable for high school students, college students and adult learners with and without disabilities is Modern States.

Modern States is the New York-based charitable organization behind the effort. Modern States has funded production of online courses taught by college professors. The courses prepare students for introductory College Level Examination Program (CLEP) exams in Economics, Sociology, Algebra and other areas.

Join us for an online presentation and discussion on December 11 to hear more about this initiative, which has been dubbed “Freshman Year for Free.” David Vise, Executive Director of Modern States Education Alliance, will share the history and concept behind the initiative, discuss which classes taught by top quality college professors are available, and how to enroll and participate. David also will answer questions on how to make this type of continuing education a part of a plan, providing forward momentum on a higher education pathway.