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    Chicago Tribune: College2Career Portal Offers Comparative Shopping Data for Prospective Illinois College Students

    September 6, 2018

    The GPL worked with the State of Illinois to launch the College2Career portal, which connects prospective Illinois college students to data on graduation rates, costs, student debt and, for the first time, potential career earnings of graduates of the state’s two- and four-year institutions. Read...

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    North Carolina Department of Commerce: Harvard Kennedy School to Support Improvements to North Carolina Workforce Services

    June 14, 2018

    The GPL announced that the State of North Carolina will receive pro bono technical assistance. GPL Assistant Director Sarah Allin will collaborate with North Carolina Commerce’s Workforce Solutions team and a pair of local Workforce Development Boards to develop strategies for improving service delivery at NCWorks Career Centers. The ultimate goal is to create a data-informed model that can be replicated statewide to help jobseekers obtain employment, training and higher wages....

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    ABC 7 Chicago: Governor Bruce Rauner unveils new online college and career planning tool

    September 7, 2018

    The GPL worked with the State of Illinois to launch the College2Career portal, which connects prospective Illinois college students to data on graduation rates, costs, student debt and, for the first time, potential career earnings of graduates of the state’s two- and four-year institutions. ...

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    Northern Public Radio: Illinois Launches 'Matchmaking' Site For College Bound Students

    September 6, 2018

    The GPL worked with the State of Illinois to launch the College2Career portal, which connects prospective Illinois college students to data on graduation rates, costs, student debt and, for the first time, potential career earnings of graduates of the state’s two- and four-year institutions. ...

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    Illinois News Network: State launches website tool to try to keep students from leaving Illinois

    September 6, 2018

    The GPL worked with the State of Illinois to launch the College2Career portal, which connects prospective Illinois college students to data on graduation rates, costs, student debt and, for the first time, potential career earnings of graduates of the state’s two- and four-year institutions. ...

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    WAND 17: Life After Prison: Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center

    May 23, 2018

    The GPL is assisting the State of Illinois improve employment outcomes for individuals exiting incarceration by reforming in-facility vocational programming at the Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center. "It makes you start to question some of the decisions you made and the decisions that you will make when you go home...makes you want to become more responsible for your actions as a man," inmate Jovan Lumpkin said. "That's what I feel makes this program so special, because people need a skill set going home...because you are already looked at like you're a prisoner."...

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    The Dispatch & The Rock Island Argus: Offenders trying to break into this prison

    August 20, 2018
    The GPL is assisting the State of Illinois improve employment outcomes for individuals exiting incarceration by reforming in-facility vocational programming at the Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center. Former Illinois legislator Jim Nowlan writes about his experience attending a Kewanee graduation ceremony and meeting program graduates. ... Read more about The Dispatch & The Rock Island Argus: Offenders trying to break into this prison