Coachella Valley Regional Plan for College and Career Readiness

Cross-sector partners collaborating for student success

The Coachella Valley Regional Plan for College and Career Readiness documents how business and education will collaborate to create regional career pathways strategies, college and career readiness strategies, assign responsibilities for key components and develop an agreed upon sustainability plan for pipeline efforts. 

The plan was jointly authored under the direction of the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) Board of Directors through the board's Workforce Excellence Oversight Committee with direct input from over 75 stakeholders, including Coachella Valley Unified School District, Desert Sands Unified School District, Palm Springs Unified School District, Riverside County Office of Education, College of the Desert, Riverside County EDA/Workforce Investment Board and industry leaders from across the Coachella Valley.

Coachella Valley's Vision:

All Students will graduate high school prepared for College, Career, and Life.


The regional plan identifies five long-term, strategic outcomes, which are:

1) Increase High School Graduation Rates

2) Increase College Readiness

3) Increase College/Higher Skills Training Completion

4) Increase Career Readiness

5) Local Students in Higher Wage Jobs


The plan also describes specific strategies to advance college and career readiness for all students, including development of personal graduation plans, strengthening counselor collaboration opportunities, improving the high school graduation rate, boosting A-G course completion, building a locally funded endowment for the scholarship program and designing outreach strategies for parents and students beginning as early as middle school.


Click here to read an abstract of the Regional Plan for College and Career Readiness