Who We Are:
ConnectEDU is a privately held technology company, committed to preparing and transitioning 21st Century Learners on their pathways from school to college to career, helping them realize their potential, achieve a secure financial future, and ultimately connect to life's possibilities. ConnectEDU was created in 2002, by Craig Powell, an entrepreneur with a passion for ensuring that all students have access to the expertise and resources needed to realize and achieve their potential. Today, ConnectEDU serves more than 20 million registered learners, 5,000 educational institutions, and 130,000 employers throughout 40 countries; all engaging and supporting learners across their school-to-college-to-career pathway.
Connect the world's learners to life’s possibilities through clear education-to-career pathways.
Before ConnectEDU, Craig Powell worked as a member of the professional investment team at Nautic Partners, a $2B private equity fund in Providence, RI. With his entrepreneurial skills and a passion for leveling the playing field for students, he was encouraged by colleagues, investors, and industry experts to take the next steps in his dream of changing the college and career access landscape for students and their families. Outside of ConnectEDU, Craig works directly with organizations and groups focused on college access and school improvement issues. He is member of the New Leaders for New Schools Board (New York City) and a National Board Member for The I Have a Dream Foundation as well as having served as interim Executive Director for the I Have a Dream Foundation.
Craig graduated from Brown University in Providence, RI, with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.
A network at scale
- 20M+ Registered Learners
- 5,000+ Educational Institutions
- 130,000+ Employers
- 40 Countries
ENGAGING LEARNERS: A Comprehensive Solution to Build Smarter Pathways
Learner data is only powerful if it is actionable. ConnectEDU’s solutions aggregate real-time, learner-level data, providing visibility into each learner’s performance against their aspirational objectives and highlighting where intervention and professional assistance is needed. Reports are nice, but actionable data is necessary to drive learner success.
21st century learners require the tools necessary to make informed decisions at the intersection of school, jobs and money. ConnectEDU’s tools provide context at the intersection of education, career and financial decision-making – empowering learners to build practical pathways to realizing their potential and achieving life’s possibilities.
Today’s learner requires a connected pathway from school to college to career – improving access and maximizing each learner’s success. ConnectEDU’s integrated solutions enable learners to successfully establish and navigate their continuous pathways of possibilities.
EMPOWERING CLIENTS: Networks Across K12, Postsecondary & Workforce
ConnectEDU’s solutions work to build networks around learners by integrating those invested in each learner’s success. ConnectEDU offers clients a vast set of capabilities that leverage real-time, learner-level data to more effectively recruit, educate, retain and advance learners within an integrated network.
OUR SOLUTIONS: Robust Tools and Services
ConnectEDU’s recruitment solutions help reach, inform, and build deeper engagement with prospective learners earlier - all on top of a robust, data-driven platform.
ConnectEDU’s education solutions enhance the teaching and learning process – going beyond the capabilities offered by traditional learning management solutions.
ConnectEDU’s retention solutions help engage, support, and track learner progress, using actionable real-time data to identify and intervene with those at-risk of losing track.
ConnectEDU’s advancement solutions support learner transitions and enable interactive networking and matching between learners, colleges, and employers.