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.
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.
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.
The Six Key Elements Readiness Assessment Tool was developed to assist states and local areas in forming and implementing their career pathways initiative at the local and state levels. This tool will help teams assess their state or local area's career pathways initiative by looking at progress, priorities, gaps, technical assistance needs, and next steps.
This resource provides questions for engaging employers in establishing a career pathway program.
This report discusses the steps necessary to implement the Shifting Gears Program in Minnesota.
This brief describes three approaches to industry alignment and the questions that need to be addressed around each. Programs can use this brief to: 1) Determine ways to improve their industry alignment approach; 2) Plan a new industry alignment approach; and 3)Compare industry alignment approaches to determine which one best fits their needs, resources,and constraints.
Professional development materials that support the implementation of content standards in adult education programs.
This report consists of case studies of community colleges implementing the Shifting Gears model.
The WSC toolkit is designed to be a reference portal for policymakers and practitioners with examples, lessons learned, and useful tools collected from around the country.
This guide is directed to bridge program developers, managers, and coordinators and contains information useful to all bridge program partners, including employers, unions, four-year colleges, and others.
This document describes how different state adult education services are addressing workforce needs as well as addresses decision points for state directors.
This on-line community is a key communication tool for the Career Pathways Technical Assistance Initiative. Partnerships are essential to the success of building career pathways, and this highly interactive tool will enhance the communication and thus assist you as you continue to build the partnerships, programs and policies necessary to support career pathways systems at the state, local and tribal level...