Career Pathways Initiative

Save The Date! National Dialogue on Career Pathways - September 23, 2014

Posted by Andrala Walker - On August 25, 2014 (EST)

Save The Date for the National Dialogue on Career Pathways - September 23, 2014

The U.S. Departments of Labor, Education and Health and Human Services will jointly host a National Dialogue on Career Pathways on September 23, 2014 in Washington, D.C.  Please save the date for this important event.  The National Dialogue on Career Pathways will bring national attention to the critical role career pathways systems play in creating a strong economy where American students and workers can gain the skills needed for good jobs and employers can hire workers with the skills they need. It will also highlight best practices from states, local areas, business and philanthropy, while issuing a clear and measurable call to action to get even more states, local areas and key stakeholders, like you, involved in this work.

On July 22, 2014 Vice President Joe Biden released his Ready to Work Report and outlined critical strategies, like career pathways initiatives, that are needed to help Americans progress in their careers, obtain new training and earn credentials. Career pathways systems across the country support partnerships between workforce agencies, community colleges, and businesses to train workers with the skills that local and regional economies need. On the same day, President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law. The WIOA now asks states and local areas across America to integrate career pathways into new, innovative and job-driven workforce systems that must be created.
To help inform future federal investments and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act implementation, the Departments of Labor, Education and Health and Human Services will seek participant feedback during the meeting through facilitated listening sessions.  

Due to limited meeting space and in order to inspire broad national engagement, the Dialogue Meeting will be available via live stream .  Citizens, states, local areas, national policy organizations, and key stakeholders across workforce, education, and health and human services are encouraged to host "Viewing Parties" in conjunction with the event.  More information, including live stream registration, agenda, and a Viewing Party Toolkit can be found at http://www.dol.gov/nationalDialogue/.  





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