ERIC Number: ED480722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
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Careers Under Construction: Models for Developing Career Ladders.
This publication describes resources and processes that are a catalyst for discussion and action for local workforce investment partners--employers, training providers, and workers--to plan and implement regional career ladder programs. Section 1 discusses career ladders and uses. Section 2 describes how to build an industry career ladder or lattice, which is to start with an inclusive process; focus on where to climb; collaborate; analyze industry and occupations; understand relationships among occupations; mobilize for change; and follow up. These career lattice uses are listed: awareness, recruitment, retention, and career ladder and skills standards collaborations. Section 3 presents these five steps detailing how to build an industry career lattice, an example of one way to represent industry occupations: identify universe; structure lattice columns; structure lattice tiers; identify education and training levels; and stakeholder review. Labor market information resources are listed. Section 4 provides descriptive and contact information for potential partners with significant knowledge or resources to contribute to an industry career ladder project. Section 5 focuses on relationship of skills to career ladders; what skill standards are; advantages of using them; parallel steps; and occupational certifications. Section 6 describes support for career ladders. Appendixes include a list of labor market information consultants and National Skills Standards Board Fact Sheet. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Vocational Education, Articulation (Education), Career Awareness, Career Education, Career Ladders, Career Planning, Careers, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Level, Human Capital, Industrial Structure, Industry, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Occupational Information, Promotion (Occupational), Student Certification
For full text: http://www.calmis.cahwnet.gov/file/occmisc/CareerLaddersConstruction.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
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