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Social Policy Research Associates, 2011; revised by Manhattan Strategy Group, 2015

The Career Pathways Toolkit: Six Key Elements for Success was developed as part of the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration's Career Pathways Initiative to help guide State and local leaders in building and sustaining career pathway systems. The 2015 update provides information about the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA).

White House Council for Community Solutions,

This guide was created to support local initiatives focused on pathways to employment for youth, but takes a global view on collaboration and partnerships that makes it applicable to other types of initiatives. Its goal is to bolster the capacity of emerging and existing collaboratives to create lasting, "needle-moving" change.

U.S. Department of Labor, 2012

The goal of this clearinghouse is to inform the public workforce investment system about the value, development, and uses of competency models. A competency model is a collection of competencies that together define successful performance in a particular work setting, from Personal Effectiveness Competencies, such as "Initiative," to Occupation-Specific Requirements, such as "Process patient admission or discharge documents." Competency models are a tool for Career Pathways stakeholders to communicate clearly...

Illinois Community College Board and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, 2012

This guide was prepared as part of the Illinois Shifting Gears Initiative to help organizations understand and anticipate essential steps for developing a bridge program. These steps are based on three core elements:
- Contextualized instruction that integrates basic reading, math, and language skills and industry/
occupation knowledge.
- Career development that includes career exploration, career planning within a career area, and understanding the world of work...

10,000 Opportunities Initiative, The Aspen Institute, and Jobs for the Future, 2017

This toolkit supports collaboration between employers, community-based organizations, intermediaries, and other organizations to support youth in advancing on their path towards a career.

Jobs for the Future, 2014

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. 

The College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) at American Institutes for Research (AIR), 2016

This guide helps state education agency (SEA) staff develop and implement a career pathways system in collaboration with other stakeholders in the state.

Social Policy Research Associates, 2013

This guide was developed for Career Pathways stakeholders aiming to develop a performance measurement system for their initiative. 

RTI International, 2014

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.

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

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.