California Career Pathways
The career pathways landscape in California is blooming—with opportunity to grow reach and impact. A new tool helps practitioners, policymakers, and funders strengthen existing activity, start new partnerships, and join resources to scale and sustain these career pathway systems.
Visit CACareerPathways.CLASP.org to get started.
- California Career Pathways Framework
CLASP studied the core components and criteria incorporated in nine major federal and California-specific career pathways models and legislation. These ingredients were synthesized into a set of six elements that compose high quality systems supporting career pathway programs.
- California Community Colleges Doing What Matters Career Pathways Design
Strong Workforce Task Force Recommendation #3 states: “Develop and broadly publicize industry-informed career pathways that prepare students for jobs needed within the regional labor market.” This site includes system frameworks, program design, and guided pathway resources.
- Career Pathways Explained: A multimedia overview
The explainer can be a good starting place for career pathway unified and/or combined planning teams consolidating a shared career pathway vision and strategy. The PowerPoint version is customizable for use.
- Career Pathways Toolkit: An Enhanced Guide and Workbook for System Development
12 federal agencies are lifting up the work of Alliance states and others in their guidance to the field and in their online toolkit that features many CLASP/Alliance resources: the Alliance design in Element 3, CLASP’s braided funding toolkit in Element 4, and Alliance metrics in Element 6. Each section of the toolkit is available to be downloaded as a separate document.
Building Strong Systems: Introduction to the California Career Pathways Video