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.
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.
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...
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...
This toolkit collects information about the supportive policies in place in states involved in the Pathways to Prosperity Network, that are receiving technical assistance in setting up grades 9-14 pathways systems. Relevant policy elements and strategies are catalogued with the aim of developing a policy set that can be used to implement Career Pathways programs in additional states.
This business engagement toolkit is designed to help community-based organizations recruit, engage, and develop ongoing relationships with businesses in their communities with the goal of creating long-term, sustainable partnerships capable of delivering the largest impact on a community's goals for youth as part of the Ready by 21 strategy.
The toolkit is designed to provide local adult education programs with the tools required to assist students successfully transition from adult basic education (ABE) programs to secondary education and/or the labor market. The information in the toolkit helps adult education providers to gauge local labor markets and shape their programs to prepare students for real opportunities.
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...
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.
The Planner assists State leaders in visioning a local career pathways system.