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MPR Associates, Inc., 2007

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.

Commonwealth Corporation, 2011

Measuring Business Impact is a guide on sector-based workforce development programs, focusing on how to engage with businesses and measure the benefits of workforce development interventions. The guide is meant to address any knowledge gap workforce development practitioners may have in terms of engaging with businesses and measuring their programs' business impact. The guide argues that measuring business impact must move beyond telling good stories about the benefits of training...

Manufacturing Institute, 2012

The Manufacturing Skills Certification System was created to ensure that postsecondary certificate programs in manufacturing would be uniformly responsive to the industry's needs across the country. The System supplies industry-driven certifications that align to identified competencies, sample curricula, and a framework for evaluating existing programs of study to prepare students to acquire those certifications. The Manufacturing Institute hosts the Manufacturing Skills Certification System resource materials to help stakeholders tailor and...

Ella Baker Center Green-Collar Jobs Campaign, 2010

This guidebook disseminates best practices and lessons learned for designing and implementing green-collar job training programs. Based on programs in California including but not limited to the Oakland Green Jobs Corps, this guidebook strives to assist workforce development professionals and government officials in creating, launching, and managing green-collar training programs.

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...

Jobs for the Future and National Council for Workforce Education, 2010

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...

Workforce Strategy Center, 2006

The Career Pathways How-To Guide was one of the first attempts to collect and analyze lessons learned from the States and regions that were early adopters of the Career Pathways model. It distills the experiences of California, Kentucky, Ohio, Oregon, and Washington into a set of common defining characteristics of Career Pathways initiatives and steps for building Career Pathways in new localities.

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.

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.