Cradle to Career Framework


The experiences children and youth have along their educational journey strongly influence their ability to thrive as adults. The Cradle to Career framework is a vision for improving education and social outcomes for all Central Oregon youth beginning at birth and continuing through post-secondary training to ensure they have the skills, mindset and resources they need to enter into a meaningful career.

Our Theory of Action includes nine shared outcomes that are critical to students thriving and four strategies that our region has collectively identified to positively shift the course for young people along this continuum.

Better Together

Working together to increase the number of students graduating from high school, continuing their education & training after high school, and ultimately beginning work in a career they find meaningful.