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U.S. Department of Education Proposes Overhaul of Gainful Employment Regulations

The U.S. Department of Education has announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to rescind Gainful Employment (GE) regulations in order to provide useful, transparent higher education data to students and treat all institutions of higher education fairly. 

COABE: “Are We on the Brink of Something Big?”

COABE’s most recent journal includes an article by Johan Uvin, now the president of the Institute of Educational Leadership, entitled, “Are We on the Brink of Something Big?  Reflections on the Current and Future State of Career Pathways Policy and Practice”.  In the piece, Uvin addresses some of the current challenges facing career pathways’ promise of providing greater equity and opportunity for all Americans.  He notes the following; bold text below is added.

Kitchen Careers, after Addiction:

A recent New York Times article highlights a Kentucky couple who created DV8 Kitchen to hire, train and encourage persons with opioid addiction to recover, and consider new career options.  

Illinois Defines Career Pathways

Illinois has defined what career pathways are for stakeholders in the state. LINCS member, and CLASP senior policy analyst, Judy Mortude, recently noted that “... trusted advocates worked with state agencies and policymakers ... to develop a single definition of career pathways and provide guidance to practitioners”.

Rehabiliation Services Administration (RSA) 911: Data Dashboards

Does your WIOA State Plan include work with your state’s Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) partners?  If so, this is important data for you to know about too!

The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) has developed RSA-911 data dashboards which include feedback on quarterly and Program Year data to State VR Agencies. The data dashboards include specific data elements that agencies can use for quality assurance reviews and evaluation of your program. 
The five data dashboards include the following:

Member Request for Help on Career Pathways After a Conviction

Recently, a member of our community reached out for support on career pathway options for individuals with a professional background, who have faced criminal conviction charges, and are trying to navigate a new career path. I was surprised, once again, by the diverse population of adult learners we have in our midst in the LINCS community. I confessed that I wasn’t familiar with programs that offer advice for individuals in his situation.

Webinar on Minority-Serving Community College Communities of Practice: Career Pathways for Students of Color

  • Date: 
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
    Location: 
    Online webinar

Intentional design and implementation of career pathways are important to advance the achievement of students of color at community colleges. Ms. Robin Fernkas, from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), will share insights for using DOL resources to create and strengthen career pathways programs. Ms. Laura Ellsworth and Ms. Aundrea Wheeler of Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) will discuss PGCC’s process to tailor the Guided Pathways program to best meet student needs.

Building Strategic Allinaces Between Colleges and Workforce Boards

  • Date: 
    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
    Location: 
    Online webinar

Are you a workforce board member or agency staff that is interested in learning successful strategies to strengthen the partnership with your state or local college?

Labor Annouces Youth Build Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced $85 million in grants to support and expand YouthBuild programs across the country. YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship model, provides at-risk youth ages 16-24 with education and occupational skill development to obtain employment in construction and other in-demand industries.

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