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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
Discussion : PBS Newshour Clip: In Baltimore, more employers hiring formerly incarcerated people 1 Dec 10, 2018
Bulletin : Autism Speaks and GameStop NXT GEN Coders Grant Recipients Dec 7, 2018
Discussion : Using Relevant Data to Teach Percentage, Pie and Bar Graphs Dec 6, 2018
Bulletin : Association for Career and Technical Education to offer Post-Secondary Leadership PD Dec 6, 2018
Bulletin : Educate & Elevate Campaign Toolkit for Story-telling for Career Pathways Partnerships Dec 6, 2018
Discussion : Penn State Online Family Literacy Certificate Courses - Scholarships Available! Dec 3, 2018
Discussion : Register Now for Penn State Online ABE Cert Spring Courses Dec 3, 2018
Discussion : There's Nothing Soft about "Soft Skills" 6 Dec 2, 2018
Bulletin : ExploreVR: The VR Business Engagement Compendium Nov 29, 2018
Event : National Skills Coalition: Broadening the Apprenticeship Pipeline Nov 28, 2018
Event : National Skills Coalition: Counting Apprenticeship Completions Nov 28, 2018
Discussion : Making Apprenticeships Count: A Survey by the Numbers Nov 28, 2018
Discussion : Is becoming a game player and twitch streamer a 'real career'? And what does Fortnight have to do with our classrooms? 8 Nov 27, 2018
Discussion : scholarship for Ph.D. Program in Lifelong Learning and Adult Education at Penn State Nov 26, 2018
Bulletin : Ed Design Lab's Single Moms Success Design Challenge Nov 24, 2018
Event : Amazon and COABE Work Together to Provide Jobs for Adult Learners Nov 20, 2018
Discussion : Introducing myself... 1 Nov 20, 2018
Discussion : Listening Skills : "What Great Listeners Actually Do" 2 Nov 20, 2018
Bulletin : Announcing the Reimagining the Higher Education Ecosystem Challenge Grantees Nov 18, 2018
Bulletin : Get Involved in National Apprenticeship Week 2018: Nov 12-18 1 Nov 14, 2018
Discussion : Using Ability to Benefit in Your Program: What is Your Experience? 5 Nov 14, 2018
Discussion : New-Collar Jobs Nov 13, 2018
Discussion : Online Course: Workforce Preparation Activities in the Classroom: 2 Nov 12, 2018
Bulletin : 2018 National Apprenticeship Week: Creating Tomorrow Nov 12, 2018
Discussion : Abt Associates: Career Pathways Strategies: Early Impacts on Education & Training and Insights from PACE Programs Nov 7, 2018