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The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program, 2013

This guide aims to advance colleges' understanding of how to access and use labor market data to improve student success. Specifically, the guide addresses how colleges can use labor market data to:
- Decide which programs to offer and how many students to enroll to meet the labor market demand for those credentials;
- Assess program effectiveness in terms of competencies and post-graduation success;
- Help students...

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...

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.

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...

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...

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), 2013

CLASP developed the Funding Career Pathways and Career Pathway Bridges Toolkit to help interagency State teams identify and use Federal resources to support Career Pathways models.

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