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Career Pathways:. Cyndy Sandberg, Coordinator Jefferson County School to Work Consortium Kristin Long, Career Pathways Coordinator Madison Area Technical College. Tools to Assist in the Successful Transition for All Students. E S T A B L I S H E D 1 9 1 2.

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career pathways

Career Pathways:

Cyndy Sandberg,Coordinator

Jefferson County School to Work Consortium

Kristin Long, Career Pathways Coordinator

Madison Area Technical College

Tools to Assist in the Successful Transition for All Students


“Madison College provides accessible, high quality learning experiences that serve the community.”


6 months later…

97% satisfied

93% employed

96% in Wisconsin

82% in Madison College district


40,000+ students

  • 21,500 degree credit
  • 13,700 continuing education
  • 4,300 adult basic education
  • 2,100 community service
  • 1,600 English Language Learner (ELL)
national background
National Background

States’ Career Clusters Initiative, 2007,

Career Clusters

the smart start booklet
The Smart Start Booklet
  • Development
  • Resources
  • Funding
  • Distribution
how is it being used
How is it being used?
  • At the College
    • Madison College Centers At a Glance
  • In the High Schools
career clusters inventory
Career Clusters Inventory
cluster maps
Cluster Maps

Include all courses that are inclusive to that cluster both CTE and academic.

Includes 2 & 4 year programs and adult apprenticeship opportunities.

16 maps – Example Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Public Published Document – used in course description guides and beginning career classes

pathway maps
Pathway Maps

Includes courses that are relevant to that pathway – example Animal or Plant

Includes courses from post-secondary for grades 13 and 14

There are 79, but most schools will do 12-15

Private document – used by school counselors when conferencing and in relevant CTE courses to promote career development

the mission
The Mission...

To partnerwitheducational organizations, government, and business/industry to develop a feasibility report with recommendations to create a statewide Career Pathways Web Site to be accessed by Wisconsin citizens in the pursuit of career planning and pathway sharing

state background
State Background

State Support for Organized, Consistent, User-friendly Career Pathways Web Site

  • Single Web-based “warehouse” of career clusters (link career, education, and labor market data)
  • Free and accessible
  • Consolidate career planning resources, connect partners, and eliminate duplication

Executive Team

  • Marge Rubin, Project Coordinator

Fox Valley Technical College

  • Lora Schultz,Mid-State Technical College
  • Sue Maresh,Waukesha County Technical College
  • Jennifer Wagner, Moraine Park Technical College
  • Steve Wilkes, Gateway Technical College
  • Kristin Long, Madison Area Technical College

Karen Clarke, Project Assistant

project team
Project Team

Wisconsin Technical College System

Wisconsin Technical Colleges

University of Wisconsin System

Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

K-12 School Districts

CESAs 1, 3 and 6

Dept of Workforce Development

2009 2010 focus
2009-2010 Focus

Developers of Secondary to Postsecondary Programs of Study

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2009-2010 Focus

Organized by 16 Career Clusters / 79 Pathways

the content
The Content

Organized by 16 Career Clusters / 79 Pathways

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The Content

Organized by 16 Career Clusters /79 Pathways

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The Content

High School Resources

  • Recommended high school courses for a career path
  • Articulation agreements (advanced standing/transcripted credit)
  • Industry-based certifications
  • Work-based learning
  • Youth apprenticeships
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The Content

Postsecondary Resources

All postsecondary programs, majors, and apprenticeships organized by cluster

  • Links to other Web sites
    • UW Transfer Information System (TIS)
    • Educational sectors: UW System, WTCS, WAIC&U
    • Postsecondary career pathway Web sites
    • Preparing for college (
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The Content
  • Links to other Web sites
    • Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
    • Other states with career pathways Web sites
    • Reliable/free Web site resources on: career development, assessment, and descriptions
    • Career development Web sites, (e.g., WisCareers, Career Cruising, WisconsinMentor
    • Labor market information, (e.g., WorkNet) and organizations
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The Content

Oregon CTE Pathways Web Site

  • Click on Tutorialon the upper right
  • Click on the link to View Examples of Roadmap Drawings
  • Select 2 Embedded POST Viewsunder the Contents heading
2009 10 grant goals
2009-10 Grant Goals

Funded through Carl D. Perkins WTCS Reserve Grant