Career Pathways Initiative

APPLICATION: States Invited to Apply for Two-Year Career Pathways/CTE Project

Posted by Andrala Walker - On November 02, 2012 (EST)

Advancing Career and Technical Education (CTE) in State and Local Career Pathways Systems is a national initiative, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), to support the integration of CTE Programs of Study into states’ broader Career Pathways system development efforts.

Benefits of Participation

If selected, your state will:

• Be paired with an experienced state coach and receive individualized technical assistance to support your efforts to align and integrate CTE Programs of Study with your state’s Career Pathways system efforts.

• Receive coaching and technical assistance to: develop a strategic plan; identify and address obstacles to the alignment of CTE Programs of Study with Career Pathways; map assets and identify key partners, funding streams and targeted industry sectors; and implement new approaches in the participating local area with key stakeholders.

• Have access to subject matter experts in CTE Programs of Study and Career Pathways systems development, and opportunities to network virtually with other states participating in this project.

As a result of project participation, your state will be better able to:

• Align programs and policies and make systems changes that are necessary to integrate CTE Programs of Study into your state’s Career Pathways system.

To be eligible, each state must:

• Submit an application that addresses the criteria outlined in the application.

• Conduct a preliminary Career Pathways Readiness Assessment
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• Conduct a preliminary POS Self-Assessment
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• Create a cross-agency state team for this project.

User Comments (2)
On November 13, 2012  Tomeka Kimbrough said:
Do I need to have a state organization involved in the application? or can private companies be involved?

On November 14, 2012  Andrala Walker said:
Hi Tomeka, Thanks for your comment. All questions regarding this announcement may be sent to Mary Clagett at Jobs for the Future. You may contact her at for a response.

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