Midland County Career and College Access Network (CCAN)

What is Midland County CCAN?

Midland County needs a strong workforce equipped to compete in a 21st century global economy.  In order to build and sustain a vibrant economy and strong community based on a highly educated population, Midland County Career and College Access Network works to ensure everyone in Midland County has the opportunity to access and succeed in postsecondary education.

The long-term goal of Midland County CCAN is to raise our community’s postsecondary completion rate from 42% to over 60% by 2025.


Midland County CCAN will:

  • Ensure access to comprehensive services aimed at assisting all students, but especially first generation and low-income students, to complete postsecondary education
  • Build a culture that encourages completion of career preparation or college education
  • Increase success of traditional and nontraditional students through lowering barriers


All Midland County students will:

  • Be academically, socially and financially prepared for postsecondary study by the end of high school
  • Enroll in college/postsecondary education within six months of high school graduation or GED completion
  • Complete a college or postsecondary credential within six years of high school graduation or GED completion



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