Better Together: Career and Guided Pathways

This brief, written by Judy Mortrude, focuses on the emerging relationship between career pathways and guided pathways and will help policymakers and practitioners understand that career pathways and guided pathways are complementary, not duplicative. Aligning these efforts produces comprehensive, community-wide pathways that support educational and economic success.

This is the first brief in a series called Maximizing the Power of Career Pathways, which focuses on strategies to better define, develop, and promote career pathways. The briefs are informed by CLASP’s July convening co-hosted by the Workforce Collaborative of the Greater Washington Community Foundation that brought together state education and workforce development leaders, national organizations, advocates, funders and federal agency staff to share perspectives on critical areas of career pathway work.