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Pathways to careers: A guide to building partnerships for workforce education and training (online guide)

Citation

Tolbert, M., Foster, L., & Anderson, S. (2009). Pathways to careers: A guide to building partnerships for workforce education and training (online guide). Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Office of Correctional Education.

Abstract

Pathways to Careers is a guide that shares important lessons learned by community leaders working to strengthen their local and regional economies through the development and expansion of career pathways. Career pathways are designed to align education and training from one level to the next, and the education and training system as a whole with the workforce needs of employers. Student success and economic development come together within such initiatives, which reflect the missions of both the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor.

This guide is organized into sections according to the seven key topics on the left. Each of these sections ends with a list of related resources that were developed for the SPCW initiative or recommended by participating teams and project consultants. A comprehensive list of all resources referenced constitutes the last section of this guide. There is also a section of appendices, which includes background information on the SPCW initiative, an overview of the institutes and participating teams, and project consultants biographies.