Adult Career Pathways Resources
Adult Career Pathways Basics
ACP Program Development for Managers
Minnesota's ACP Program Development Cohort provides ABE managers with a facilitated, supported, year-long cohort as they work to create or strengthen a career pathway program in collaboration with WIOA partners in their localities. Key features include an experiential learning approach, a mix of face-to-face and online interaction and presentation, peer partners, coaching calls, goal-setting, and local action steps.
Adult Career Pathways Glossary
Confused about Adult Career Pathways and transitions terminology? You're not alone! Check out this handy ACP glossary.
Career Pathways Checklist
This user-friendly 10-page checklist is designed to help determine the extent to which a newly developed or existing ACP program meets the requirements for career pathways as outlined in WIOA.
Career Pathways Toolkit: An Enhanced Guide and Workbook for System Development
Organized around six key elements of career pathways, each section includes resources and writable worksheets to help state and local ACP teams with implementation. (Downloadable PDF available online)
Differing Types of Workplace Credentials
This 10-minute video from WorkCred.org breaks down the differences among credentials, certification, certificates, and licenses. There is also a handout from WorkCred.org that breaks down credentials, certification, certificates, and licenses, including how they are awarded, what they indicate, and several examples.
LINCS Career Pathways Exchange
A free information service that consolidates and distributes career pathways-related resources, events, and information from federal and state agencies and partner organizations. The Exchange streamlines information from multiple outlets to facilitate a deeper national dialogue on career pathways systems development and implementation.
Making Adult Career Pathways Work for Your Students – Webinar
First in a series of five 2019-20 Minnesota ABE webinars on adult career pathways. MN Dept. of Education staff and ABE professionals from across the state share the basics of ACPs, successful models, plus tools and resources for your use locally. (1.5 hours)
Minnesota ABE Comprehensive Career Pathways
A 13-slide PowerPoint with embedded audio that provides useful graphics and basic orientation to the what and why of adult career pathway programming and the role of ABE in these multi-partner efforts.
Minnesota Career Pathways Network – Core Elements
A concise 2-page document that outlines core elements of career pathway programming. Also includes the WIOA definition of career pathways and useful graphics on the “tipping point” and on ABE’s role in pathway work.
National Career Pathways Network (NCPN)
NCPN is a membership organization for educators, employers and others involved in the advancement of Career Pathways, career technical education, and related education reform initiatives. NCPN assists its members in planning, implementing, evaluating, and improving secondary and postsecondary transition programs.
National College Transitions Network (NCTN)
NCTN’s purpose is to strengthen policy and practice that prepares nontraditional learners for college and careers. The NCTN website includes tools and resources, technical assistance and information on numerous professional development opportunities.
WIOA Definition of Career Pathways
A one-page easy reference that outlines the seven criteria for career pathways as described in WIOA regulations, along with further explanation of a few of the terms in the definition.
Workforce Brief: Adult Career Pathways
This is one of three innovative programming briefs created in collaboration with the Minnesota Association of Workforce Boards (MAWB), covering important workforce-oriented topics that are viewed as best practices for adult learners. The Adult Career Pathways brief includes a summary of what the practice includes, outlines their impact and benefit for adult learners, and spotlights a successful ABE program in the state leading these efforts.
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