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.
A guide on how to implement the Illinois Shifting Gears program on career pathways.
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.
Workforce Partnership Guidance Tool
Recommendations for the development of statewide longitudinal data systems that measure the educational transitions, completions, and labor market outcomes of adult students and workers to inform educational and skills development practices.
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.
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.
The Practice Guide is designed for practitioners who want to connect adults who have limited reading and math skills with post-secondary credentials. It compiles practices developed and implemented by community colleges in the National Breaking Through Initiative.
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.
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 article provides an overview of the new Manufacturing Skills Certification System endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and The Manufacturing Institute.
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 brief provides an update on the Aching the Dream initiative outcomes.
A case study of 3 career pathways programs.
This case study provides an in-depth look at the sectoral employment development program, Project QUEST, and its interaction within economic and industry environments.
This report discusses the steps necessary to implement the Shifting Gears Program in Minnesota.
This resource provides questions for engaging employers in establishing a career pathway program.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...