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STAR PATHWAYS:. A Model for Success in Adult Transitions. Presented in partnership with: Literacy West NY, the Allegany County Employment & Training Center, Sheriff’s Office, Department of Probation and the Cattaraugus /Allegany Workforce Investment Board. What is a Career Pathway.

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star pathways

STAR PATHWAYS:

A Model for Success in Adult Transitions

Presented in partnership with: Literacy West NY, the Allegany County Employment & Training Center, Sheriff’s Office, Department of Probation and the Cattaraugus /Allegany Workforce Investment Board.

what is a career pathway
What is a Career Pathway
  • A series of connected education and training strategies and support services that enable individuals to secure industry relevant certification and obtain employment within an occupational area and to advance to higher levels of future education and employment in that area.

U.S. Department of Education memo April 2012

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/ten-attachment.pdf

creating career pathways
Creating Career Pathways
  • How we got started
  • What does it look like
  • Our Career Pathway Model
  • Maximizing Resources & Partner Services
  • Identifying Partnerships
  • Challenges
  • Triumphs
how we got started
How We Got Started

Eight demonstration sites throughout the country were selected for the

Points of Entry: Guiding Adults to Education and Career Success Project.

Funding for this project has been provided by:

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

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The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people.

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Career Pathways

      • Academic skills
      • Job training
  • Personal Growth-Behavior Change
      • Understand yourself
      • Improve your awareness
      • Set your goals
      • Work on your attitude
      • Develop your skills
      • Believe in yourself and your potential
      • Begin with the end in mind

ProjectFocusAreas

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Partnerships

      • To strengthen and expand beyond what currently exists
  • Sustainability
      • To strengthen and expand beyond what currently exists
      • Look at diversified and leveraged funding
      • Ongoing professional development
      • Development and implementation of local and state policies

ProjectFocusAreas

core partners
CORE PARTNERS
  • Literacy West NY
  • Alfred State College
  • Adult Educational Opportunity Center
  • Allegany County Employment & Training Center
  • Cattaraugus/ Allegany Workforce Investment Board
  • Allegany County Sheriff’s Office
  • Allegany County Probation Department

Education

Workforce

Law Enforcement

our considerations
Our Considerations
  • Services are Student Centered
  • Quality Services
    • Mimic the Workplace Setting
    • Reflect a Post Secondary Schedule
  • Adequate Supports
  • Partner Commitment
  • Service Coordination
    • Unduplicated Services Delivery
  • Make it Sustainable
the population
The Population
  • Adults
    • Ages 16 and older, out of school
    • Incarcerated & scheduled for release
    • On Probation
    • Eligible for Pre Trial Release
      • Low Risk Offenders
        • No Level 2 & 3 Sex Offenders
    • Low Level Learners
intake assessment referrals

Intake/ Assessment

Intake, Assessment & Referrals

Intake Interview

  • Intake Forms
  • Family Needs Assessment
  • Goal Setting
  • TABE Pre Test

Referrals

  • Allegany County Department of Probation
  • Allegany County Sheriff’s Office & Jail
  • Local Magistrates
  • County Court Judges
  • Allegany County Department of Social Services
  • Allegany County Employment & Training Center
support s ervices
Support Services

Support Services

Intensive Case Management Services & Coordination

  • Remove Barriers
    • Basic Needs
    • Home
    • Family
    • Health

Career Planning & Advisement

    • 1:1 Career Counseling
    • Learning Styles
    • Career Interest Inventory
    • Research & Exploration
academics
Academics
  • ABE/GED
    • Managed Enrollment
    • Contextualized Lessons
    • Classes 90 Min. Blocks
    • 30 hours per week
    • 12 week blocks
  • Health, Financial & Community Literacy
  • Stackable Credentials
  • Post Secondary
    • OSHA Certifications
    • College Courses
    • Articulation Agreements
    • Enrollment Assistance

Academics

our pathways design
Our Pathways Design
  • FourPathways based on GLE
    • 3.0-5.9
    • 6.0-8.9
    • 9.0-12.9, no high school credential
    • 12.9, with high school credential
  • Structure
    • 12 week sessions
    • 90 minute classes
    • Managed Enrollment
cognitive behavior
CognitiveBehavior
  • Thinking for a Change
    • Eligibility
      • 6.0 GLE and Above
    • 14 Weeks
    • 3 hours per week
    • Conducted by Allegany County Probation & Allegany County Sheriff’s Departments

Cognitive Behavior

thinking for a change skills
Thinking for a Change Skills
  • Cognitive Self-Change - Paying attention to the thoughts and feelings that go on inside of us to avoid the kinds of thoughts and feelings that lead us to trouble
  • Social Skills – Behaviors or abilities we use in situations that involve other people
  • Problem Solving Skills – Skills to help us make better choices

National Institute of Corrections

career academies
Career Academies

Career Academies

job readiness
Job Readiness
  • Portfolio Preparation
    • Resume
    • Job Search
    • Application Preparation
    • Online Applications
  • National Work Readiness Credential
  • Mock Interviews
  • Service Learning
  • Classroom Rules to mimic workplace
  • Prime Objective

Job Readiness

employment
Employment

Employment

  • Enrollment in One Stop Services
  • Job Shadow
  • On the Job Training
  • Transitional Jobs Program
  • Placement Assistance
contributing partners
Contributing Partners
  • Adult Educational Opportunity Center
  • Alfred State College
  • Allegany Arc
  • Allegany County
    • Department of Social Services
    • Employment & Training Center
    • Probation Department
    • Sheriff’s Office
    • Youth Bureau
  • Allegany Transit
  • Cattaraugus/Allegany Workforce Investment Board
  • Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES
  • Community Organizations
    • ACCORD Corporation (Community Action)
    • Allegany County Alcohol & Substance Abuse
    • Cornell Cooperative Extension
    • Everywoman Opportunity Center
    • Southern Tier Library Services
    • Community foundations, private donors & services
  • Jamestown Community College
  • Southern Tier Traveling Teacher
  • Wyoming County Community Action – Action Angels
identifying partners
Identifying Partners
  • Support Services
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Business
supportive service partnerships
Supportive Service Partnerships
  • Community Action Agency
  • Health Department
  • Library System
  • Counseling Services
    • Mental Health
    • Substance Abuse
  • Public Transit
  • Social Services
  • Medical
  • Churches
  • Food Pantries
  • Hair Stylists
  • Community Clothing Closets
education providers
Education Providers
  • Community Based Organizations
  • Literacy Volunteers
  • BOCES
  • Community Colleges
  • Private & SUNY Colleges
blending educational funding streams
Blending Educational Funding Streams
  • ALE – 16 and older, Below 5th grade level; 50% 0-3.9 GLE
  • WIA Title I – OSY16-21 year olds, skills deficient
  • WIA Title II – 16 and older skills deficient, no HSED
  • EPE – 21 and older no HSED
  • Allegany County Youth Bureau – OSY 16-21 year olds
  • Allegany County United Way – Adults & OSY
  • Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) – College Prep
  • Open Society Foundation – LL 6-8.9 GLE, probation, formerly incarcerated, pre-trial release
  • Private Donations & Foundations – Unrestricted
partner funding streams
Partner Funding Streams
  • Shared Resources
  • EPE – 21 years and older, no HSED
  • WIA Title I – Adult Training Funds
  • TANF – Transitional Jobs Program
  • Other – provided by partner organizations
employment business
Employment & Business
  • One Stops
  • CBO’s
  • Businesses
  • Chambers of Commerce
data tracking
Data Tracking
  • Driven by Funding Source
    • Match students to funding eligibility
  • Coordinate Services
  • Outcomes Focused
    • Reporting to match funding sources and partners
challenges
Challenges
  • Maximize the Funding Streams across the systems
  • Student History & Bias
  • Transportation
  • Generational Poverty
  • Building additional Partnerships to promote Student Success in and outside the classroom
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Our

Student’s Success Stories

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Pre Trial Release

Incarceration

Felony Burglary

Probation

Pre-Trial Release

Thinking for a Change

REFERRAL

LWNY

Instruction

Reading

Math

Writing

TABE Pre-Assessment

Reading 5.9

Math 6.3

Pathway 2

Jan - Apr

  • Intake/Case Management
  • Mandated to Services
  • No HSD
  • Family Needs
  • Transportation Assistance

RF

Career & Job Readiness

Career Awareness

Job Readiness Training

ASC Career Fair

Career Counseling

TABE Post- Assessment

Reading 9

Math 11.2

Brief Background

RF is 26 years old and father of one elementary school child.

He spent his childhood in and out of foster care due to child abuse in the home. RF dropped out of school in the 11th grade.

In December 2011, he was arrested for felony burglary, larceny and possession of stolen property with his father in December 2011.

Prior to this incident he had no previous criminal record and worked for a local construction company.

Financial Literacy

Health Literacy

Case Management

Pathway 3

Apr-May

Referral to BOCES

High School Equivalency Diploma Program

Instruction

Reading

Math

Writing

Enrolled

High School Equivalency Diploma Program

Career Pathways

Career Counseling

Case Management

Employed

Full-Time

additional resources
Additional Resources
  • Adult Career Pathways Training & Support Center
    • http://www.acp-sc.org/
  • Workforce3one.org
    • https://learnwork.workforce3one.org/
  • Jobs for the Future
    • The Promise of Career Pathways Systems Change
    • http://www.jff.org/sites/default/files/CareerPathways_JFF_Paper_060112.pdf
  • U.S. Department of Labor - Toolkit
    • http://www.workforceinfodb.org/PDF/CareerPathwaysToolkit2011.pdf
our contact information
Our Contact Information

Reita Lynch

Allegany County Employment & Training Center

585-268-9441

LynchR@alleganyco.com

Lisa Lee & Jeremy Donlon

Literacy West NY, Inc.

585-268-5213

llee@lwny.org

jdonlon@lwny.org

Christine Morsman

Allegany County Probation Department

585-268-9451

MorsmaCM@alleganyco.com

Christopher Ivers

Allegany County Sheriff’s Office

585-268-9200 Iverscp@alleganyco.com

Michele Lichy

Catt/All Workforce Investment Board

716-806-0060

mlichy@cawfny.com