Across the nation, state leaders are using career and technical education (CTE) to better connect academic learning with career aspirations and workforce needs. One emerging strategy is leveraging career pathways systems to expose students to the academic content and career readiness skills to ensure all students graduate ready for college and the workforce. In other words, ensuring all students receive a well-rounded education.
This three-part webinar series is based on the College and Career Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center’s Designing a Career Pathways System: A Framework for State Education Agencies and will explore key aspects of designing a career pathways system for all students. Presenters will share stories from the field, including strategies and lessons learned from states grappling with similar issues. Further, the series will highlight existing tools that states can use to promote and guide the career pathways work.
Webinar 1: Engaging Key Stakeholders in the Career Pathways Design Process
July 14, 2016
Applying CTE strategies to support the learning of all students requires engaging a diverse cross-section of stakeholders, some who bring CTE experience and others who are new to CTE strategies. Learn how to engage key stakeholders from K–12, postsecondary education, industry, and workforce communities to design career pathways.
Webinar 2: Understanding the State Context to Inform Career Pathway Design
July 19, 2016
Using CTE as a lever for ensuring all students receive a well-rounded education does not need to start from scratch. States have substantial numbers of CTE experts and programs on which to build career pathway systems; therefore, time to inventory existing resources and identifying future needs is critical. Learn about strategies to map existing career pathways policies, programs, and funding; explore state and regional labor market needs to align career pathways with high-demand sectors; and inventory local education agency practices to broaden CTE efforts and strategies for all students
Webinar 3: Creating Coherence with Career Pathways
July 25, 2016
Connect your career pathways system to existing key college and career readiness initiatives to establish a coherent system for college and career readiness. Discover key initiatives that should be considered as states make decisions on career pathways and how pathways fit into the larger education context.