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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 : Database Managaement for Student Progress 1 Jul 17, 2018
Discussion : Kitchen Careers, after Addiction: 3 Jul 16, 2018
Discussion : Illinois Defines Career Pathways Jul 13, 2018
Event : National Re-entry Resource Center: Best Practices for Successful Reentry for People with an Opioid Addiction Jul 13, 2018
Discussion : Communicating the Value of Multilingualism to Employers 1 Jul 11, 2018
Discussion : IET? Preparing Learners for Clean Energy Jobs 9 Jul 11, 2018
Bulletin : Rehabiliation Services Administration (RSA) 911: Data Dashboards Jul 11, 2018
Discussion : Can Trauma-informed practices help TANF recipients with careers and financial literacy? 1 Jul 11, 2018
Discussion : Member Request for Help on Career Pathways After a Conviction 3 Jul 11, 2018
Discussion : The U.S. labor shortage is reaching a critical point... 1 Jul 6, 2018
Bulletin : Calling Community and Public Sector Leaders to Apply for Casey Fellowship 3 Jul 5, 2018
Discussion : Seeking information about colleges and/or CTE programs that provide targeted services for single mothers 2 Jul 2, 2018
Discussion : Online Course: Introduction to Workforce Preparation Activities and Employability Skills 22 Jul 1, 2018
Bulletin : July 26 Webinar: Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) Cycles for Program Improvement Jun 29, 2018
Discussion : Free & Open Resources for Academic, Employability, and 21st-Century Skills 5 Jun 29, 2018
Discussion : Online Course: Developing Effective Bridge Programs 39 Jun 28, 2018
Discussion : Survey re: Free CCRS Learning Plan Generation Tool Combining Publisher and Free Resources 3 Jun 28, 2018
Discussion : Robots or Job Training? Jun 27, 2018
Discussion : ICYMI: LINCS - A Fiscal Year in Review Jun 25, 2018
Bulletin : IEL: Minds That Move Us Initiative - Career Pathways Design Challenge 1 Jun 21, 2018
Discussion : Adults Using Technology to Learn Basic Skills -- as a Work Benefit 17 Jun 20, 2018
Discussion : Career Pathways and Social Media: LinkedIn's Learning Paths 6 Jun 20, 2018
Event : Webinar on Minority-Serving Community College Communities of Practice: Career Pathways for Students of Color Jun 19, 2018
Discussion : Author Interview with Diana Satin: Project Care - Health Care Case Studies, Multimedia and Projects for English Language Learners 13 Jun 19, 2018
Discussion : final report: Career Pathways Programming for Adult Learners in Chicago, Houston, and Miami Jun 11, 2018