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.
This toolkit was developed to improve how the workforce system engages the business community and delivers services to meet business needs. The goal of this toolkit is to help State workforce development teams plan peer learning events aimed at facilitating collaboration between the State workforce system and area employers.
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.
This toolkit was developed to create a unifying framework of employability skills for workforce development and education professionals to use. Workforce development agencies, educational organizations, and businesses each have different definitions for employability skills, so the U.S. Department of Education set out to create a single framework of employability skills.
This guide was developed for Career Pathways stakeholders aiming to develop a performance measurement system for their initiative.
The toolkit is designed to help community college advocates and administrators evaluate the current institutional and system policies that support or hinder student completion, discuss and prioritize needed policy changes, and track the effect of policy changes over time.
CORD developed the Career Pathways Advisory Committee Toolkit to help educators and industry representatives use advisory committees to strengthen career and technical education programs within a Career Pathways framework
The purpose of The Breaking Through Practice Guide is to help practitioners better connect adults who have low literacy and math levels with a postsecondary occupational or technical education. It highlights innovations and practices that can be used to address and circumvent institutional barriers commonly encountered when serving low-skilled adults. The practice guide focuses on innovations and best practices from community colleges that participated in the Breaking Through initiative between...
This guide shares lessons learned from the 2006-2007 Strategic Partnerships for a Competitive Workforce (SPCW) initiative, in which U.S. Department of Labor Community-Based Job Training program grantees formalized Career Pathways partnerships with local education institutions, the workforce investment system, employers, State or local agencies, and other community groups. SPCW was a joint initiative of the U.S. departments of Education and Labor.
The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) envisions that all students will achieve challenging academic and technical standards and be prepared for high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations in current or emerging professions in the 21st century global economy. To this end, Perkins IV requires States to offer programs of study (POS) comprised of academic, career, and technical content that prepares students to make successful...