Student Success Centers organize a State’s community colleges around common action to accelerate their efforts to improve student persistence and completion. One of the goals of a Center is to bring synergy between education programs and student success initiatives, such as Career Pathways. The toolkit is designed to reduce the learning curve and accelerate the time by which new Student Success Centers launch their operations.
The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways (the Alliance/AQCP) developed this framework to help State and local partnerships strengthen their existing Career Pathways systems or build new ones. This toolkit was developed to be used in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Career Pathways Toolkit: Six Key Elements for Success – in the words of the authors, “the Six Key Elements help partners build systems, and the AQCP framework helps...
Work-based learning gives students the opportunity to identify abilities and explore career interests, understand the link between school and work, and provide motivation to graduate from high school and pursue postsecondary education. Employers benefit from a short-term infusion of labor that can help with seasonal or “back burner” projects, recruiting a more skilled and better prepared workforce, and building supervisory and leadership skills within the organization.
Jobs for the Future developed this toolkit as a supplement to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Career Pathways Toolkit: Six Key Elements for Success. The document focuses on the different roles and activities that workforce system participants - Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs), One-Stop Career Centers, and service providers - can assume. This toolkit includes strategies for these systems to partner with others in developing and implementing successful Career Pathways projects. ...
The toolkit is designed to provide State adult education administrators and stakeholders with guidance on developing policies and practices that support low-skilled adults’ transition from adult basic education (ABE) to postsecondary education or employment.
This toolkit guides secondary educators and administrators through the process of developing Programs of Study to prepare youth for in-demand occupations. A Program of Study is a sequence of instruction available within a particular school district that combines coursework, co-curricular activities, worksite learning, service learning, and other learning experiences to prepare students for a career.
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.
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.
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.