Mapping and Assessing Career Readiness Policies, Programs, and Industries

To successfully implement a cohesive career pathways system, it is critical that stakeholders understand the current landscape of a state’s policies, programs, and funding streams. Using this chapter, states and their stakeholders will:

  • Map and discuss existing state policies and programs on career readiness initiatives.
  • Identify growing occupations in the state.
  • Prioritize which industries and occupations will be the focus of the career pathways system.