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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 : 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
Discussion : Day Two of the Researcher-Practitioner Discussion on Career Pathways Programing for Lower-Skilled Adults in High-Need Cities 9 Feb 1, 2019
Discussion : Day One of the Researcher-Practitioner Discussion on Career Pathways Programing for Lower-Skilled Adults in High-Need Cities 18 Feb 1, 2019
Discussion : State Policies for Adult Learners Jan 26, 2019
Discussion : Guest-led Discussion with Heide Wrigley on Contextualizing Instruction and Supporting English Learners onto Career Pathways! 60 Jan 24, 2019
Bulletin : Council of State Governments: Stay-at-Work - Return-to-Work Toolkit Jan 22, 2019
Bulletin : Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Funding Jan 22, 2019
Discussion : Have the EFL/NRS descriptors been written in "employer-friendly" terms ? Jan 18, 2019
Event : Workforce GPS: Solving Industry Challenges Using Competency Models Jan 18, 2019
Bulletin : National Skills Coalition: Partnering Up - How industry partnerships can bring work-based learning to scale Jan 18, 2019
Discussion : Online Course: Introduction to Workforce Preparation Activities and Employability Skills 24 Jan 17, 2019
Bulletin : New America Grant Announcement: The Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA) Jan 17, 2019
Bulletin : January is Braille Literacy Month 2 Jan 16, 2019
Event : WIOA Joint Data Validation Overview Jan 15, 2019
Discussion : What is Effective in Adult Basic Skills Education? 2 Jan 14, 2019
Discussion : Announcing a Panel Interview with the Authors of CAREER PATHWAYS PROGRAMMING FOR ADULT LEARNERS IN CHICAGO, HOUSTON, AND MIAMI Jan 13, 2019
Discussion : What happens when your community attracts new industries with good jobs, but the companies find they cannot find employees with the skills they need? Jan 12, 2019
Discussion : Are Jobs and Careers in the service sector vulnerable to automation and robotization? If so, how do we address that with adult learners? 6 Jan 11, 2019
Discussion : Facebook Joins the Digital Career Development Space 4 Jan 8, 2019