Career pathways are an effective strategy to help workers acquire marketable skills and industry recognized credentials by encouraging greater collaboration across adult education, post-secondary education, and other workforce partners. The model can be adapted for youth and adults, individuals with disabilities as well as a range of individuals facing unique circumstances, such as New Americans, a group that is specifically addressed in the new guide.
This new guide builds off the success of the original toolkit published in 2011 and incorporates provisions from WIOA, which went into effect on July 1, 2015. WIOA provides an extraordinary opportunity to improve job and career options for our nation’s workers and job seekers through an integrated, job-driven, public workforce system that links diverse talent to businesses.The toolkit features six Key Elements of Career Pathways that help to guide local and state teams through the essential components necessary for developing a comprehensive career pathways system. In addition to this toolkit, the department plans to release a companion workbook that includes additional tools and resources to assist states and local partners in the work of developing, implementing, and sustaining career pathways systems and programs, sector strategies, and Registered Apprenticeship.
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Building Better Career Pathways : U.S. Department of Labor Blog