The Six Key Elements Definition and Framework was developed by the US Department of Labor – Employment and Training Administration, in partnership with the US Department of Education – Office of Vocational and Adult Education; Jobs for the Future; and Social Policy Research Associates. It is designed to support state and local teams working collaboratively to develop and implement a comprehensive career pathways system.
Role clarification that relates to our Career Pathways and Community College partner work.
A guide on how to implement the Illinois Shifting Gears program on career pathways.
This report presents the need and support for a career pathways model. It presents six core elements of a comprehensive career pathways program as well as different approaches to address each element.
On April 2012, the Employment and Training Administration released Training and Employment Notice (TEN) 36-11. The TEN describes the Joint Letter on Career Pathways from DOL, Education's Office on Vocational and Adult Education and Health and Human Services' Administration for Children and Family. The letter reflect the commitment of the Federal agencies to identify and promote areas of collaboration that support the successful expansion of career pathways systems.
The Career Pathways Training and Support Center is facilitated by Kratos Learning, on behalf of the US Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education. The site provides career pathways information to practitioners and focuses on instructional and program design, in addition to providing policy papers and a community of practice.
The Promise of Career Pathways Systems Change and Inititatives, commissioned by ETA and released in April 2012, provides an overview of career pathways, the six key elements framework and examples of state and local workforce investment systems that are centrally involved in the development of career pathways.
Learn more about the nine states and two tribal communities who undertook the challenge to build Career Pathways and help more adults connect to work!
This document includes sample partner agreements that can be used in cross-agency collaboration.
This resource provides questions for engaging employers in establishing a career pathway program.