Career Pathways Spring Institute 2011
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.
This article addresses key instructional components for effective pathways programs.
This document describes how different state adult education services are addressing workforce needs as well as addresses decision points for state directors.
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 report touches on the need for career pathways while also showcasing some successful programs and industry-specific pathways that are being implemented.
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.
This is a snapshot of Oregon's online web tool which provides visual maps using web technology for students and citizens to learn more about education, training, occupations, careers, and the labor market in Oregon. Website: http://oregon.ctepathways.org/
This toolkit is designed to help interagency state teams to idenity and use federal resources to support career pathwyas. It addresses key components of career pathways components, identifying federal resrouces, and recommendations to maximize federal funding.
Professional development materials that support the implementation of content standards in adult education programs.
This report lays out strategies to help state policymakers strengthen connections between basic skills education and post-secondary education, which would open up post-secondary education to many lower-skilled adults and out-of-school youth. These adults and youth typically benefit from a different set of interventions than traditional age students.
This brief provides an overview of career pathways as a model and how federal policies can support their implementation.
The brief is written to governors on how to use career pathways programs to increase credentialing among adult workers.
This report focuses on strategies for pathways and importance of data in program implementation.
This report lays out the economic justification for career pathways and describes the processes in context of a career pathways program in Elizabethtow, KY.
With a focus on the accessibility of integrated training programs for Latino and low-skill workers and the practicality of taking these programs to scale, this report offers insight and recommendations to policymakers, program administrators, and funders to ensure that these promising strategies reach the workers most affected by the basic skills gap.
Ohio's 10-year plan to increase adult learners with educational programs to increase potential for economic success in the workforce.
Ohio Board of Regents plan for the University System of Ohio.
This resource provides questions for engaging employers in establishing a career pathway program.
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!
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
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.