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Pathways to Careers

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.

ABE Career Connections: A Manual for Integrating Adult Basic Education into Career Pathways

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.

Working Together: A Guide to Business and Adult Education Partnerships

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...


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By Tom Dubois, Instituto del Progreso Latino

Planning to apply for the new DOL grant opportunity – the TAA Community College and Career Training Grant Program? Even if you’re not, it might be of interest to take a look at the SGA for the ideas, information and resources that are presented (see link in the “Announcements” section of the Community of Practice).

Several of the priority areas noted in the SGA are aligned with the key elements of career pathways and the work of your teams. As noted in the SGA, Developing Career Pathways is viewed as a priority (p.5) and other topics discussed at the Institute in DC last December (e.g. contextualized learning, improving student services, etc.) are all part of what the DOL is looking for in grant applications.


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