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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 : Is becoming a game player and twitch streamer a 'real career'? And what does Fortnight have to do with our classrooms? 1 Sep 22, 2018
Discussion : Do teachers have the resources to provide STEM education to meet the employment crisis? Sep 22, 2018
Discussion : Online Course: Introduction to Workforce Preparation Activities and Employability Skills 23 Sep 21, 2018
Discussion : Introduction to Workforce Preparation Activities and Employability Skills 1 Sep 21, 2018
Event : Workforce GPS: Apprenticeship Business Engagement Tools Sep 21, 2018
Discussion : COABE Journal: Strengthening Adult Career Pathways in Minnesota - A PD Cohort for Managers Sep 21, 2018
Event : Workforce GPS: Eligible Training Providers - Guidance Overview - Part II Sep 19, 2018
Event : Workforce GPS: Increasing Student Support - A Field Guide of Innovative Methods Sep 19, 2018
Discussion : Does employment move individuals out of poverty? 3 Sep 18, 2018
Event : Workforce GPS: Eligible Training Provider Reporting: Requirements and Tools for Reporting - Part I Sep 13, 2018
Bulletin : U.S. Department of Labor's 2018 Workforce Innovation Cohort Challenge Sep 11, 2018
Bulletin : 2018 National Apprenticeship Week: November 12-18 Sep 11, 2018
Bulletin : September is National Deaf Awareness Month Sep 5, 2018
Bulletin : Jobs for the Future: $1 Billion Wage Challenge Sep 4, 2018
Bulletin : Vets-to-Feds Cyber Career Training Available Sep 4, 2018
Event : WES Global Talent Bridge's Pathways to Professional Success in the Field of Education and Beyond Sep 4, 2018
Discussion : Results from Tennessee's First Year of the Free Community College for Adults Program 1 Sep 3, 2018
Discussion : Announcement: The NCL's 2018 Literacy Leadership Awards Sep 1, 2018
Discussion : Fellowship Program Accepting Applications Aug 30, 2018
Bulletin : ACTE LEAD (Leadership, Exploration and Evaluation) Aug 30, 2018
Discussion : National Skills Coalition Report: Broadening the Apprenticeship Pipeline Aug 29, 2018
Bulletin : Tools You Can Use: Curriculum Frameworks for Registered Apprenticeships Aug 29, 2018
Bulletin : Download the 2018 National Disability Employment Awareness Month Aug 29, 2018
Discussion : Survey re: Free CCRS Learning Plan Generation Tool Combining Publisher and Free Resources 4 Aug 29, 2018
Discussion : Preparing Students for the NCLEX-RN: STEM in the Classroom. Aug 25, 2018