Pathways to the Future is an alternative program offered by Lake Land College in cooperation with the Regional Office of Education #11 in Charleston as well as the Regional Office of Education #3 in Effingham. Pathways serves the student population of Lake Land College's district between ages 16 and 21 who have dropped out or are at-risk of dropping out of school. The program includes GED preparation, high school transfer credit courses, job-seeking and job-keeping skills, parenting, vocational education, dual-credit and co-op credit opportunities. Pathways has six sites located in Effingham, Shelbyville, Mattoon, Casey, Paris and Marshall. All Pathways services are provided at no cost to the student.