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Career Pathways Policy Committee. Career Pathways: A sequence of education and training services that enable the student, often while they are working, to advance over time to successively higher levels of education and employment in a given industry or occupational sector. Agenda.

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Career Pathways Policy Committee

Career Pathways: A sequence of education and training services that enable the student, often while they are working, to advance over time to successively higher levels of education and employment in a given industry or occupational sector.

agenda
Agenda

1:30pm – 1:40pm Welcome and Introductions

1:40pm – 2:30pmSmall Group Brainstorm and Discussion

2:30pm – 3:00pm AQCP

3:00pm – 3:25pm Discussion

3:25pm – 3:30pm Closing and next steps

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Process

Policy Recommendations

Narrow using values

Generate Ideas

Identify goal/objective (Where do we want to go)

Understanding Current Reality (Where are we now)

Confusion

small group discussion and brainstorm
Small group discussion and brainstorm
  • Discuss what a statewide career pathways system might look like.
    • As this discussion unfolds, each group should attempt to draw a diagram/picture of the system. This does not have to be pretty, its not for external communication but rather group process.
  • Brainstorm 3 concrete recommendations that would strengthen the system, expand the number of people participating, or improve/ensure quality
minnesota and the alliance for quality career pathways

Minnesota and The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways

GWDC Career Pathways Committee

8/20/2013

recent federal support for adult career pathways
Recent Federal Support for [Adult] Career Pathways
  • Grants
    • Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HHS, 2010)
    • Workforce Innovation Fund and TAACCCT (round II) grants (DOL, summer/fall 2012)
    • Advancing Career and Technical Education in State and Local Career Pathway Systems (OVAE, 2012)
  • Guidance and TA
    • Federal Career Pathways Institute (DOL and ED, 2010-2011)
    • Joint letter of commitment to promote use of career pathways (DOL, ED, and HHS, April 2012)
  • Evaluation
    • ISIS evaluation of career pathway programs (HHS, launched in late 2007; 10 year initiative)
  • Looking forward
    • Spring 2013: WIF “Pay for Success” model
    • Rounds III and IV of TAACCCT
    • $8b Community College to Career Fund in the President’s FY14 budget
    • $12.5b Pathways Back to Work in the President’s FY14 budget
    • All indications are that the federal government will continue to support and promote career pathways
state and foundation support for career pathways
State and Foundation Support for Career Pathways
  • ~17 have explored or adopted career pathways for educationally underprepared adults and youth: AR, CA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MN, NC,OH, OR, PA, VA, WA and WI
  • Several states have explored or adopted career pathways for high school-to-college
  • Major national initiatives including:
    • Ford Bridges to Opportunity
    • NGA Pathways to Advancement
    • Breaking Through
    • Shifting Gears
    • Accelerating Opportunity
the alliance for quality career pathways
The Alliance for Quality Career Pathways
  • National initiative funded by the Joyce Foundation and the James Irvine Foundation; CLASP is the lead and facilitator
  • The goal of AQCP is to identify a framework that defines high-quality career pathway systems
  • 10 Alliance States: AR, CA, IL, KY, MA, MN, OR, VA, WA, WI,
  • National Advisory Group of ~15 national organizations and experts including NYEC, JFF, NSC, CORD, CEWD, Working Poor Families Project, Abt Associates, ConnectEd, and adult education and CTE state directors.
  • The final product will be a customizable framework of criteria, indicators, metrics and a self-assessment tool that can be used to
    • Enhance the quality of existing career pathway efforts
    • Develop high-quality new career pathway efforts; and
    • Inform evaluation(s) of career pathway efforts.
who s tracking the alliance
Who’s Tracking the Alliance?
  • Federal Agencies
    • Federal Interagency Group on Career Pathways (Labor, OVAE, HHS) –

Jan. 2013 presentation + CLASP asked to do regular updates

    • OMB meetings
    • CLASP aiming to coordinate closely with OVAE Advancing CTE
  • Other States
    • Presentation at NGA winter workforce meeting – Feb. 2013
  • The Field
    • National Coalition for Workforce Education – Oct. 2012
    • Adult educators – March 2013 COABE presentation; Oct. 2013 USCAL
    • Community colleges – February 2013 presentation at AACC/ACCT meeting
    • CTE directors – April 2013 presentation
  • Funders
    • CLASP presentation to workforce funders – Feb. 2013
    • National Fund for Workforce Solutions – June 2013
working definition of career pathways
Working Definition of “Career Pathways”

Career Pathways: An approach to connecting progressive levels of basic skills and postsecondary education, training, and support services in specific sectors or occupations in a way that optimizes the progress and success of individuals – including those with limited skills and experiences – in securing marketable credentials, family-supporting employment, and further education and employment opportunities.

[Add: In our state, career pathways include…]

minnesota s aqcp team
Minnesota’s AQCP Team

CP Alliance Traveling Team

Melanie Burns – MnSCU

Marguerite Dummer – Hennepin Technical College

Alyssa Klein – DEED/VR, youth, disabilities

Judy Mortrude – DEED/MN FastTRAC staff

Mark Toogood – TANF, DHS

Annie Welch – DEED/WDD

CP Alliance Home Team

Doug Binsfeld – Central Lakes College

Leslie Crichton – DEED

Rich Davy – DLI

Julie Dincau – MDE ABE

Meredith Fergus – OHE

Larry Hosch – DHS

Karen Hynick – MnSCU

Anne Kilzer – MWCA

George Kimball – DOC

Brian Paulson – GTCUW

Pat Pawlak – DOC

Nola Speiser – DEED/MN FastTRAC staff

Deb Serum – DEED/PPM

Tony Thomann – Central MN Jobs and Training

Katie Vacarie - MnSCU

virginia s path toward a statewide system
Virginia’s path toward a statewide system

Virginia SB 1177, Virginia Workforce Council; powers and duties:Gives their state WIB the power to coordinate planning around more of the 26 silo-edprograms that do career pathway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4KFgBaEluE

discussion
Discussion
  • How might we use the tool created by AQCP to advance our work?
  • Are there “buckets” or policy topics that we can see emerging?
  • Are there any recommendations that were brainstormed earlier that we should focus and expand on?
upcoming meetings
Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, September 26th, 1:30-3:30pm

Wednesday, October 30th, 1:30 – 3:30pm