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Adult Career Pathways

Career Pathways Partnerships and Collaboration at the Ground Level

Program Management and Career Pathways Colleagues,

In 2016, what do partnerships between adult basic skills programs and industries, corporations and local businesses look like? Do these provide opportunities for work advancement and for education advancement? Are they already part of a career pathways system, or could they be? If these collaborations are in place, what are the other elements needed to support them in a fully-functioning local career pathways system?

Two Career Pathways Questions: 1) a useful CP chart or diagram?, and 2) Integrated training and education models?

Career Pathways Colleagues,

I am helping an organization that is planning to further develop an urban adult career pathways system. In connection with this work I have two questions that you may be able to help with:

New Pathways to Careers and College

Program Management Colleagues,

Mike Cruse, Moderator of the Career Pathways CoP, posted the message below in that CoP today. I wonder if development of Career Pathways is on your mind, and if you have questions about this from what you are seeing in your community. Mike has posted a question at the end of his post and, naturally, I have some questions, too. I would be delighted if you could look at them and perhaps post your answer(s). 


Middle-Skill Economy: State by State Snapshots

National Skills Coalition has just released new factsheets showing that demand for middle-skill jobs is strong in all 50 states. The factsheets show the current and projected middle-skill jobs, as well as the middle-skills gap. You can view all the factsheets, arranged by state, here.  

Adult Career Pathways: What are the Costs?

Sustaining Career Pathways: Funding, Leadership, Policy, & Professional Development

SME Lead: Debbie Mills


Blog 1:  Adult Career Pathways:  What are the Costs? 

(excerpt from the book, Providing a Second Chance in Public Education:  Adult Career Pathways; Chapter 10: What are the Costs?)


Health Literacy and Pathways to Health Careers

Hi There,

I'm new to this group, and come from a background in health literacy. There is a discussion going on right now in the Health Literacy Group, and the issue of preparing for health careers came up. I would love to hear from some of you in this group about the question I posed.

Please see this thread:

DICP Resources: Developing Effective Bridge Programs

Developing Effective Bridge Programs, an online course, can help you develop and implement effective Adult Career Pathways bridge programs designed to help your adult learners master the basic skills they need to advance to the next level of education, training, or entry-level employment in career fields that are in local or regional demand. The course is self-paced and features three modules: (1) Understanding Bridge Programs; (2) Laying the Foundation; and (3) Developing the Curriculum. The course should take about 2 hours and 30 mins to complete.

Save the Date: November 7 Forum on Career Pathways

On November 7, CLASP will be participating in Strengthening Your Career Pathways Systems: Tools, Tips and Tacticsin St. Paul, Minnesota. The forum is hosted by Greater Twin Cities United Way and sponsored by CLASP. The day-long event will feature local, state, and national leaders committed to supporting career pathways. The conference is open to career pathway leaders and practitioners outside Minnesota and will feature promising practices from several states.

Why the Twin Cities?

How do you use partnerships?

How do you use partnerships?  (Are your partners involved in curriculum development?  Professional Development?  Recruitment & Retention?  Workbased Learning?)


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