The purpose of this toolkit is to educate employers and career/technical and adult education providers on the importance of building employer-educator partnerships. These partnerships can help educators target their programs to local employment needs, and they can help employers ensure there is a supply of skilled workers available to fill vacant positions.
This toolkit was developed to offer insight and suggestions on strengthening existing regional workforce funder collaboratives, as well as information on creating new collaboratives. The toolkit has information on:
- The overall purpose and power of regional workforce funder collaboratives;
- The strength of sector initiatives and the role that the collaboratives play in strengthening these initiatives;
- Practical tips on starting, sustaining, evaluating, and growing a funder collaborative; and,
- Tips on how ...
The toolkit is designed to provide local adult education programs with the tools required to assist students successfully transition from adult basic education (ABE) programs to secondary education and/or the labor market. The information in the toolkit helps adult education providers to gauge local labor markets and shape their programs to prepare students for real opportunities.
Student Success Centers organize a State’s community colleges around common action to accelerate their efforts to improve student persistence and completion. One of the goals of a Center is to bring synergy between education programs and student success initiatives, such as Career Pathways. The toolkit is designed to reduce the learning curve and accelerate the time by which new Student Success Centers launch their operations.
This toolkit collects information about the supportive policies in place in states involved in the Pathways to Prosperity Network, that are receiving technical assistance in setting up grades 9-14 pathways systems. Relevant policy elements and strategies are catalogued with the aim of developing a policy set that can be used to implement Career Pathways programs in additional states.
The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways (the Alliance/AQCP) developed this framework to help State and local partnerships strengthen their existing Career Pathways systems or build new ones. This toolkit was developed to be used in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Career Pathways Toolkit: Six Key Elements for Success – in the words of the authors, “the Six Key Elements help partners build systems, and the AQCP framework helps...
Work-based learning gives students the opportunity to identify abilities and explore career interests, understand the link between school and work, and provide motivation to graduate from high school and pursue postsecondary education. Employers benefit from a short-term infusion of labor that can help with seasonal or “back burner” projects, recruiting a more skilled and better prepared workforce, and building supervisory and leadership skills within the organization.
Jobs for the Future developed this toolkit as a supplement to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Career Pathways Toolkit: Six Key Elements for Success. The document focuses on the different roles and activities that workforce system participants - Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs), One-Stop Career Centers, and service providers - can assume. This toolkit includes strategies for these systems to partner with others in developing and implementing successful Career Pathways projects. ...
The toolkit is designed to provide State adult education administrators and stakeholders with guidance on developing policies and practices that support low-skilled adults’ transition from adult basic education (ABE) to postsecondary education or employment.
This toolkit guides secondary educators and administrators through the process of developing Programs of Study to prepare youth for in-demand occupations. A Program of Study is a sequence of instruction available within a particular school district that combines coursework, co-curricular activities, worksite learning, service learning, and other learning experiences to prepare students for a career.