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.
Career Pathways Spring Institute 2011
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.
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.
The Employment and Training Administration, the Office of Vocational and Adult Education, and the Administration of Children and Families issued a joint letter of support for career pathways in April 2012 In the letter, they approved this definition and framework for 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!
Learn how to develop effective partnerships in order to build Career Pathways in your community, region, or State. This newly released guide provides a step-by-step outline, with integral tools, that you can use when convening workforce, education, human and social services, employers, organized labor and other partners!
This resource provides questions for engaging employers in establishing a career pathway program.
Ohio Board of Regents plan for the University System of Ohio.