Lessons Learned from Advancing CTE in State and Local Career Pathways

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education (OCTAE) has released its report examining lessons learned from the Advancing Career and Technical Education (CTE) in State and Local Career Pathways project.

The document outlines steps that career pathways partnerships can take to decide on a compelling vision; engage partners and stakeholders; and adopt new behaviors, practices and processes, as part of fostering sustainability. Career pathways participants can consult a checklist in the document to stay on track.

In addition, the report includes several examples from the Advancing CTE in State and Local Career Pathways project, including:

  • Minnesota’s Career Pathways Partnership committee
  • The Kansas Board of Regents Employer Engagement Initiative to publicly acknowledge employer contributions, as well as a cost-sharing memorandum of understanding that supports a career pathways
  • Colorado’s career pathways guide
  • Oregon's web-based platform that supports CTE students searching for community colleges that offer aligned programs