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National Center on Education and the Economy and Workforce Development Strategies Group, 2009

Adult Education for Work argues that the current adult education system lacks the structure, time,
curricula, and resources to prepare individuals for postsecondary education and for good jobs. Therefore, this guide provides a framework for adult education systems to adopt, expand, and include the education and training necessary for low-skilled adults to become prepared for postsecondary education and family-sustaining employment, referred to in the guide as "Adult Education for...

Jobs for the Future and National Council for Workforce Education, 2008

Advancing Adults into Community Colleges provides support to community colleges interested in restructuring their programs to create clear pathways for low-skilled adults to enter professional and technical certificate and degree programs. In particular, the authors of this guide visited 25 community colleges across the country and identified incompatible and insufficient data as a significant internal hurdle that needed to be overcome before these colleges could manage their programs effectively and...

Women Employed, 2005

The overarching goal of this guide and the Career Pathways initiatives which informed its creation is to broaden the understanding of the potential contribution of bridge programs to workforce development. More specifically the guide is intended to serve as a resource for developing and implementing bridge programs. According to the guide, "Bridge training programs prepare adults who lack adequate basic skills to enter and succeed in postsecondary education and training,...

Council For Adult & Experiential Learning, 2006

The intention of this report is to give readers an understanding of the fundamentals of how to design effective learning and skill development programs for adults. These fundamentals can be applied to training at any point along the Career Pathways continuum - from adult basic education to training leading to a credential in a high-demand industry to effective workplace communication. This report was produced to support the U.S. Department of...

The Aspen Institute Workforce Strategies Initiative, 2004

The goal of this brief is to help employment and training programs understand what their peers in the sectoral workforce development field already know: how to engage with employers. It offers tips on understanding for-profit culture and what to expect from a partnership.

Corporate Voices for Working Families, 2012

This document offers community colleges and businesses interested in partnering on a Career Pathways initiative an insider view to each others' structures, goals, and strengths. It frames the advantages of a business-community college partnership around the imperatives of each group, so the stakeholder initiating a relationship can make the business case for a partnership.

Various, 2017

The purpose of this toolkit is to compile resources for workforce development systems to use when developing their sector-based strategies.

Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD), 2011

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

Community College Bridges to Opportunity Initiative, 2007

This toolkit was developed as part of the Ford Foundation's Community College Bridges to Opportunity Initiative. Bridges to Opportunity was a multi-year initiative that sought to reform State policy with the aim of improving education and employment outcomes for educationally and economically disadvantaged adults in six States using a Career Pathways model.

Manhattan Strategy Group, 2016

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.