Career Pathways Toolkit: An Enhanced Guide and Workbook for System Development

Career Pathways Toolkit: An Enhanced Guide and Workbook for System Development

Manhattan Strategy Group, 2016

Toolkit Purpose 

The purpose of this toolkit is guide State and local leaders to build, implement, and sustain career pathways systems and programs. The 2016 revision includes new knowledge gained from the field, plus the system’s guiding legislation from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Publisher 
U.S. Department of Labor
Intended Audience 
State WIOA policymakers
Career Pathways Target Population 
Adult low income and low skill populations
Based On 
Requirements of WIOA, with additional input from state postsecondary education, workforce development, and human services administrators, and national technical assistance providers.
Summary of Toolkit Approach 

The toolkit is divided into eight sections, guided by the six key elements of Career Pathways: 

  • Introduction
  • Element One: Build Cross-Agency Partnerships & Clarify Roles
  • Element Two: Identify Sector or Industry & Engage Employers
  • Element Three: Design Education & Training Programs
  • Element Four: Identify Funding Needs & Sources
  • Element Five: Align Policies & Programs
  • Element Six: Measure System Change & Performance
  • Career Pathways Resources

Each section includes examples of promising practices, “Career Pathways FYIs,” and worksheets that State and local teams can use to guide implementation.

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