This report profiles 17 career pathways programs throughout the U.S. by providing information on the programs' partners, target populations and eligibility, challenges, strategies, funding, business engagement, results, and lessons learned. This publication also provides an overview of career pathways, a career pathways checklist that can be used to provide a snapshot of implementation, and a glossary.
This manual provides guidance to adult basic education providers who want to integrate their programming and services into career pathways. This manual also offers an overview of career pathways, describes implementation efforts at four Adult Basic Education Career Connections sites to create partnerships and connect basic skills training with career pathways, and presents challenges and solutions associated with integrating adult basic education into career pathways.
This tool was developed to assist in the planning and documentation of activities and milestones in work-based learning projects. This tool can be used as a project management tool for those aiming to educate employers through a work-based learning project. This tool guides the user through several steps of the implementation process: questions to consider with the planning team, creating brief descriptions of present and desired capacities, determining action steps, and stating desired outcomes.
This toolkit provides a guide for creating and implementing work-based learning projects aimed at formalizing and rewarding learning that takes place in the workplace. Through work-based learning projects, students can earn academic credit or industry credentials once they master a set of competencies. The tools and resources included in the toolkit are focused on four stages of implementing the projects: planning, designing, doing, and sustaining.
This toolkit provides strategies, resources, and partnerships to help students transition successfully to postsecondary education and training. The strategies, resources, and partnerships included are focused around several elements that are instrumental in preparing students for college and careers, such as developing a comprehensive academic plan, developing 21st century skills, emphasizing high expectations, identifying personal learning styles, integrating career-focused courses into academic content, and more.
The recent emergence of geen jobs supporting environmental sustainability across a broad range of industries is creating employment opportunities and new career pathways. This report discusses how green jobs may provide options for low-income youth to overcome poverty. In doing so, it offers guidance to youth programs on how to connect disadvantaged youth to the educational and professional development opportunities necessary for a green career.
This report discusses the fundamental design elements of quality bridge programs, drawing from the example of Carreras en Salud in Chicago. Bridge programs provide low-skilled workers with enrichment opportunities to increase their readiness and competitiveness for employment. Among these opportunities are: career development, contextualized instruction, and support services. The report outlines step-by-step instructions for organizations to consider in creating successful bridge programs - including the development of partnerships, curricula, and logistics.
This tool is intended for states attempting to connect high-barrier-to-employment populations to career pathway opportunities. The Career Advancement Model provides guiding considerations to help states determine best practice and policy research with respect to welfare reform. The Model recommends a series of skill- and opportunity-enhancing provisions for individuals to be able to transition from welfare dependency to higher levels of education and family-wage careers.
On January 30, 2014, the College and Career Readiness and Success Center, in partnership with the American Youth Policy Forum, hosted a webinar entitled “Early College, Early Success: Program Overview, Research Findings, and Implications for Practice.