Volume 27, No. 2: Career Pathways—Gateway to the Future

Bits 'n' Pieces

Items of interest to our members and affiliates

Policy Brief: Building Career Pathways Systems for Education, Training, and Employment, Abt Associates, October 2016. Published under the Moving Pathways Forward project, this policy brief is intended to help state adult education staff better understand career pathways implementation under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), develop local career pathways systems to support education and employment outcomes, and determine how to collect and use local data related to career pathways.

Defining On Ramps for Adult Career Pathways, Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success. An on-ramp is a career pathway program designed to serve individuals with significant barriers to educational and economic success.

On April 6, a “Dear Colleague” letter was sent to the chair and ranking member of the House Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations Subcommittee to request a strong investment in Perkins in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Appropriations Bill. The letter garnered 140 signatures from members across 38 states and shows the strong bipartisan support for CTE in the House. (We anticipate a similar letter will be circulated in the Senate later this spring.)

Resource page highlighting the Federal Pathways Through Apprenticeship Program

The U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services are proud to announce the release a Sample MOU and Infrastructure Costs Toolkit, now available on the Innovation and Opportunity Network (ION) page on WorkforceGPS.