This brief outlines the career and technical programs of study design framework developed by the Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) in order to receive Perkins funds. The framework identifies a system of 10 components that, taken together, support the development and implementation of effective programs of study.
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 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.
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.
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 report lays out the economic justification for career pathways and describes the processes in context of a career pathways program in Elizabethtow, KY.
This case study provides an in-depth look at the sectoral employment development program, Project QUEST, and its interaction within economic and industry environments.
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.
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.