Center for Postsecondary & Economic Success

Postsecondary education and training is essential to secure good jobs. However, low-income people struggle to access these opportunities. Lack of foundational skills, unmet financial need, and work and family obligations are significant barriers. Moreover, there are major disconnects between our workforce development and postsecondary education systems. That’s why CLASP advocates for career pathways—linked education and training programs that help students develop basic skills, advance to higher levels of education, and secure valued credentials and high-quality jobs. We also promote access to financial aid and public benefits, ensuring students have the supports they need to complete education and training and climb the ladder economically.