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Document Number: 7080

Career Pathways: Aligning Public Resources to Support Individual and Regional Economic Advancement in the Knowledge Economy - This paper discusses 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. Career pathways are 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. The first in a planned series of reports, this report lays out the economic justification for career pathways, describes the process involved and sets the stage for the remaining reports. (Davis Jenkins, Workforce Strategy Center, August 2006) ...


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