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Career Pathways


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Michael Cruse

Welcome to the LINCS Career Pathways Group.

The group is a community of practice for practitioners, employers, researchers and policy-makers from the adult education, postsecondary education and workforce development fields to explore instructional and programmatic best practices, policies, and issues in providing career pathways services. 

Topics discussed include:

  • Coordination with education, training, and social service resources in the community
  • Workforce preparation activities include activities, programs, or services designed to help an individual acquire a combination of basic academic skills, critical thinking skills, digital literacy skills, and self-management skills, including competencies in:

    1. Utilizing resources;
    2. Using information;
    3. Working with others;
    4. Understanding systems;
    5. Skills necessary for successful transition into and completion of postsecondary education or training, or employment; and
    6. Other employability skills that increase an individual's preparation for the workforce.
  • Postsecondary success and completion
  • Program design and Integrated education and training
  • Contextual instruction
  • Standards-based instruction
  • Work readiness skills
  • Dual and concurrent enrollment
  • Flexible wrap-around services including academic and career counseling
  • Stackable industry-recognized credentials
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Apprenticeships

Recent Activity

Here are the 25 most recent posts in this group.

Title Replies Last Post
Bulletin : Summary of the LINCS Discussion on the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Adult Education Mar 20, 2019
Event : Education Week's Real-World Literacy Summit 2019 Mar 19, 2019
Discussion : Employability Skills Framework Mar 18, 2019
Bulletin : WINTAC Webinar: WIOA, Career Pathways, & Pre-Employment Transition Services Mar 17, 2019
Event : Workforce GPS: Developing Apprenticeship Opportunities in Prisons Mar 14, 2019
Bulletin : Workforce GPS: WIOA Mythbusters Mar 12, 2019
Discussion : Welcome to the LINCS Panel Discussion on the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Adult Education 47 Mar 11, 2019
Bulletin : American Assn. of Community Colleges: Expanding Community College Apprenticeships Mar 10, 2019
Discussion : Talking Employability Skills with Mountain Plains Adult Educators Mar 9, 2019
Discussion : Introducing Career Awareness Resource to Mountain Plains Adult Educators Mar 9, 2019
Bulletin : March 7-8: LINCS Panel Discussion on the Impact of the Opioid Epidemic on Adult Education 5 Mar 6, 2019
Bulletin : USDA's #FridaysOnTheFarm: Training to Grow Success Mar 4, 2019
Event : Workforce GPS: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title l Wagner-Peyser Act Waiver Request Process Feb 27, 2019
Event : Workforce GPS: Sustaining Employer Partnerships for Students’ Long-Term Success Feb 26, 2019
Discussion : Using the Fair Labor Standards Act to Explore Subminimum Wage Provisions with Stakeholders Feb 24, 2019
Discussion : The career pathway metaphor in images or videos Feb 23, 2019
Bulletin : Jobs for the Future: $1 Billion Wage Challenge 1 Feb 22, 2019
Bulletin : Exemplary Career and Technical Education Programs include Adult Education Feb 20, 2019
Discussion : Grants to Help Strengthen Workforce Development in Baltimore and Atlanta Feb 14, 2019
Event : Workforce GPS: Solving Industry Challenges Using Competency Models Feb 7, 2019
Bulletin : Workforce GPS: College and Career Readiness Guide for Navigators Feb 7, 2019
Bulletin : Workforce Central Podcasts: Upskilling the Workforce Through Adult Education Feb 7, 2019
Bulletin : Annie E. Casey Foundation Call for Proposals: Helping Atlanta Residents Gain Skills and Jobs Feb 7, 2019
Bulletin : National Skills Coalition Launch of SKILLSpan Feb 5, 2019
Discussion : Gig economy curriculum for adult basic skills learners? 7 Feb 5, 2019