Postsecondary education and credentials are key to economic mobility for individuals and economic competitiveness for our nation. Yet too many low-income adults and disadvantaged youth are locked out of the opportunity to earn credentials and are falling further and further behind. The Center advocates for better policies, more investment, and increased political will to address this national challenge. Learn more »

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Reengineer Education and Skill Development Systems: Federal, state, and local policies can help increase opportunity for low-income adults and disadvantaged youth by connecting education and training systems and funding innovative education and training strategies. Learn More »
Expand Student Financing and Supports: The nation needs robust student financing policies and student support services to ensure more low-income adults and disadvantaged youth complete postsecondary credentials. Learn More »
Increase Investment in Services and Capacity: States and communities can better serve more low-income youth and disadvantaged adults who seek postsecondary credentials by increasing investment in and coordination of funding for education and training. Learn More »
Strengthen Data and Accountability: Education and training systems should work together to better evaluate individual outcomes and improve services for low-income adults and disadvantaged youth. Learn More »

Feb 9, 2016  |  PERMALINK »

Alliance States Continue Quality Career Pathway System Building

By Judy Mortrude

The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways (Alliance) is a network of leading career pathway practitioners from 10 states.  During phase I of the Alliance, these experts in education, workforce development, and human services systems leveraged years of partnership and program implementation experience to develop the Alliance Framework. The framework defines the key components of career pathways, outlines criteria for quality pathway systems, and provides a menu of metrics to use in continuous improvement efforts.

During phase II of the Alliance, states utilized this framework to support their expanding career pathway efforts. CLASP is proud to work with these dedicated professionals. Click here to view highlights of our partners' extraordinary work.

Across the country, states and local areas continue to develop their career pathway programs and systems under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and Pell Grant Ability to Benefit policy. CLASP supports these efforts to make our public education and workforce development systems more effective for the people who most need them.

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