Florida Adult Education Career Pathways Toolkit

Florida Adult Education Career Pathways Toolkit

The Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), 2012

Toolkit Purpose 

This toolkit was developed to help adult educators and other stakeholders understand and design an effective Adult Education Career Pathways (AECP) system. The goal of Florida’s AECP Initiative is to infuse adult education programs with the Career Pathways framework based upon the nationally recognized 16 career cluster model.

Florida Department of Education
Intended Audience 
Adult educators and other stakeholders developing AECPs in Florida, but can be used by professionals in any State
Career Pathways Target Population 
High school dropouts, high school graduates, and holders of GEDs with no further credentials; foreign-born residents, ex-offenders, reentering workers, and employed persons seeking to upgrade their skills
Based On 
U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education’s Ten Component Framework for Career Pathways and the Florida AECP Model’s eight areas of focus
Summary of Toolkit Approach 

The toolkit is divided into sections covering essential topics:
• Essentials of Career Pathways and Adult Education Career Pathways;
• Partnership Development;
• Model Frameworks;
• Funding for Adult Education Career Pathways;
• Effective Advisory Committees; and 
• College and Career Readiness.
Each section has links to multiple resources – forms and worksheets for planning a project – that are available on the toolkit website. The toolkit is available as a web-based product or a printable PDF.

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