Engaging Employers to Support Adult Career Pathways Programs

Engaging Employers to Support Adult Career Pathways Programs

Kratos Learning in partnership with the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), 2013

Toolkit Purpose 

The purpose of this brief is to assist adult Career Pathways initiatives with engaging employers to ensure alignment with the needs of local industries. This brief helps Career Pathways projects provide their target populations with relevant workplace skills necessary for success.

Publisher 
U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education
Intended Audience 
Career pathways project administrators and adult basic education providers
Career Pathways Target Population 
Adult workers
Based On 
Promising practices from adult education providers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Illinois
Summary of Toolkit Approach 

This brief publication gives adult basic education providers practical strategies for involving employers and building business partnerships that support Career Pathways initiatives. It highlights promising practices from Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Illinois. Additionally, the toolkit provides a list of challenges to consider whilst creating these partnerships, and concludes with a checklist of tips for successful employer engagement.

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