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.
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.
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.
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 case study provides an in-depth look at the sectoral employment development program, Project QUEST, and its interaction within economic and industry environments.
A case study of 3 career pathways programs.
This brief provides an update on the Aching the Dream initiative outcomes.
This case study reports the progress of Miami Dade College in implementing Achieving the Dream. Mimi Dade shares many of the same challenges as other community colleges including larger numbers of students unprepared for college.
This article provides an overview of the new Manufacturing Skills Certification System endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Manufacturing Institute.
An online resource collection designed to support quality adult education services through partnerships consisting of how-to’s, curricula, research, and other resources for adult educators and their community partners, including businesses and workforce agencies.
Strategic Partnerships for a Competitive Workforce (SPCW) Guide for community leaders working to strengthen their local and regional economies through the development and expansion of career pathways. Developed with support from the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education.
Guide for businesses interested in partnering with adult and workforce education providers describes the forms that business-adult education partnerships can take, the bottom line and philanthropic advantages to partnering, and the practical steps for getting involved. It includes information on why businesses should invest, partnership models, and profiles of business-driven partnerships.
Manual for adult basic education (ABE) programs designed to help connect ABE with existing career pathways in key local industries. Developed with funding from the U.S. Department of Education.
This report examines the strategies employed by the three organizations that took part in the Sectoral Employment Impact Study, as well as the common elements that likely contributed to their success.