The Career Pathways Planner: A Guide for Adult Education State Leaders to Promote Local Career Pathways Systems

The Career Pathways Planner: A Guide for Adult Education State Leaders to Promote Local Career Pathways Systems

Manhattan Strategy Group, Abt Associates and CORD Communications, 2016

Toolkit Purpose 

The Planner assists State leaders in visioning a local career pathways system.

Publisher 
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE)
Intended Audience 
State and local policymakers; Adult basic education providers
Career Pathways Target Population 
Adults needing basic education
Based On 
The Moving Pathways Forward project, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), assisted state leaders in advancing career pathways systems for low-skilled adult workers.
Summary of Toolkit Approach 

The Planner is organized into the following five sections:

  1. Assessing Local Career Pathways Systems
  2. Communicating Career Pathways
  3. Supporting Partnerships
  4. Designing Intake Processes, Instruction, and Transition Services
  5. Promoting Continuous Improvement

The Planner includes additional resources, surveys, and tips to assist state leaders in designing, coordinating, and implementing career pathway systems.

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