We help individuals find opportunities and institutions work across sectors


Career Pathways Tool

Looking to upskill or know someone who is?

Explore career paths

Our free product organizes information so our 700 programs are easily navigable by:

💼   Industries: health, business, education, manufacturing, and tech

💸   Cost and Support: sticker price, options for public and private funding support, creative financing options

🎓   Outcomes: completion with a degree, an industry recognized credential, or a certificate or skill

🔀   Structure: synchronous and asynchronous options based on learning style and preferences

⏱️   Duration: time options based on preferences and constraints



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We work with


Single schools, networks, or districts with high school students and alumni


Online institutes of higher education or career training organizations


Companies with entry level roles and growth opportunities


Funding, policy, or support service organizations

To help build


Understand the landscape and option set with our extensive, customized information on markets, potential and recommended partners, models and comparable organizations


Build partnerships across industries with our network of schools, training providers, and employers and commitment to facilitating deep and collaborative partnerships


Design and launch or refine programs with our models for coordination, staffing, student supports, financing, and our support with training and handoff

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Da Vinci Schools

"We have a college extension program called DVX, which allows students to pursue college – AA and/or BA – or work in a 13th year as a bridge to their future. The Arena's support helped us determine the best way to operate this program within our network and share it to enable other institutions to create their own. They strengthened our operating model and growth plan, mapped funding sources and recommendations for financial sustainability, and helped us determine a stable plan for continued success and ability to support others with the same."

– Matt Wunder, CEO

Western Governors University, Academy

"The Arena assisted us with our growth plan by optimizing our market research and strategy. They designed a partnership strategy that mapped K12, higher ed, and corporate institutions in our relevant geographies, recommended criteria and prioritization, and led the partnership development and implementation to enable us to scale to serve more students."

– Anna Frachou, WGU Academy Strategic Partnerships
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State of Connecticut

"The Arena was instrumental in supporting the state of Connecticut in reforming and streamlining our new state workforce development infrastructure such as the creation of our new state Office of Workforce Strategy, innovative training programs and educational models in healthcare and IT, and the deployment of millions of federal stimulus dollars to partner with districts, community colleges, and employers to support workers and students statewide during the Covid-19 Pandemic."

– Governor Ned Lamont

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