Career Pathways Initiative


  • CLASP Pathways to Good Jobs

    Education and training are drivers of economic mobility and opportunity. CLASP works to strengthen federal and state education and training policy to ensure that low-wage workers and low-income individuals can enter and advance in the labor market, and to make sure that American businesses have access to workers with skills they need to compete. Transitional jobs, career exploration, job placement, and access to work supports such as child care also are essential for helping individuals get better jobs, succeed in education and training, and advance along a career pathway.
  • Project ISIS Web Site

    The Innovative Strategies for Increasing Self-Sufficiency (ISIS) project, a ten-year effort funded by the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) and led by Abt Associates Inc., is a rigorous evaluation of next-generation strategies for increasing the economic self-sufficiency of low-income individuals and families.
  • Shifting Gears Initiative Final Newsletter

    This 6 page newsletter is the final overview of the Joyce Foundation's Shifting Gears Initiative, produced in Winter 2012. It presents the lessons learned from the states involved and some possible next steps.
  • Adult Career Pathways - Resources

    This Web page provides a listing of resources and Web sites to help develop career pathways programs.
  • OVAE - Career Pathways Training and Support Center

    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.
  • Community Partnerships for Adult Learning

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Career Cluster Resources

    Career Cluster Resources prepared by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium.
  • General Math Resources Sites

    Listing of sites with general math resources.
  • Skills Workshop 2

    Literacy & Numeracy Resources for Vocational learning. Topics include: Construction, Electrical, Electronics, Heating, Employment skills and more.
  • Skills Workshop 1

    Free Numeracy Resources for Adult Basic Skills Students Based on the British Adult Numeracy Core Curriculum. Includes PDFs on a range of numeracy issues.