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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...

The Corps Network, 2011

A Green Career Pathways Framework explores the extent to which green jobs-jobs that contribute to meeting the goal of achieving environmental sustainability-offer a pathway out of poverty for low-income young people, many of whom have disengaged from school and are struggling to find a way into the economic mainstream. This paper offers guidance on how youth programs can learn more about and access industry-driven green credentialing and Career Pathways development...

Jobs for the Future, 2009

The Jobs to Careers Milestone Tool provides a blueprint for practitioners designing or modifying a work-based learning project. Developing a work-based learning project can be a prime opportunity for a Career Pathways initiative to provide on-the-job training for low-skill workers. Intended to be used consistently and updated regularly, this toolkit can serve as a valuable project management tool for work-based learning projects.

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.

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...

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.

U.S. Department of Education, 2010

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...

National Fund for Workforce Solutions, 2010

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions believes that high-quality workforce partnerships are mutually beneficial strategies that both help low-wage workers succeed in today's competitive economy and at the same time improve the competitiveness of a group of employers in a particular industry sector. A high-quality partnership brings together employers, workers, and other key stakeholders from a selected industry sector into a regular and extended dialogue about that sector's particular characteristics,...