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ERIC Number: ED496994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Career Pathways: Aligning Public Resources to Support Individual and Regional Economic Advancement in the Knowledge Economy
Jenkins, Davis
Workforce Strategy Center
This paper describes career pathways, a framework or approach by which regions can better align publicly supported systems and programs to build a knowledge-economy workforce customized to the needs of local labor markets. A career pathway is a series of connected education and training programs and support services that enable individuals to secure employment within a specific industry or occupational sector, and to advance over time to successively higher levels of education and employment in that sector. Each step on a career pathway is designed explicitly to prepare the participant for the next level of employment and education. This report, the first in a series called Pathways to Competitiveness, lays out the economic justification for career pathways, describes the process involved, and sets the stage for the remaining reports. (Contains 1 chart, 2 tables, and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: Workforce Strategy Center, Brooklyn, NY.