Presentation on theme: "CAREER PATHWAYS THE NEW WAY OF DOING BUSINESS. Agenda for our Discussion Today we’ll discuss: Career Pathways Systems and Programs Where we’ve been and."— Presentation transcript:
Agenda for our Discussion Today we’ll discuss: Career Pathways Systems and Programs Where we’ve been and where we are today WIOA and Career pathways: The “new way of doing business” What Career Pathways are and how they fit with YCC grants Overview of the Six Key Elements Small Group Discussions
WIOA and Career Pathways: The New Way of Doing Business
Career Pathways in WIOA – Defined as a combination of rigorous and high –quality education, training, and other services that… YCC Elements Align with the skill needs of industries in the economyDemonstrate strong partnerships with employers Prepare an individual to be successful in secondary or postsecondary education options including apprenticeship Ensure all students participate in post-secondary education and training that leads to credit toward a degree or certificate granted by an institution of higher education Counseling to support an individual in achieving the individual’s education and career goals Individualized career counseling and academic counseling that includes career and post-secondary awareness and exploration opportunities beyond high school Education offered concurrently with and in the same context as workforce preparation activities and training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster Blend educational and workplace environments to develop work readiness and technical skills that will lead to successful employment, entry into and successful completion of post- secondary education, long-term occupational skills training, or Registered Apprenticeship; Organizes education, training, and other services to meet the particular needs of an individual in a manner that accelerates educational and career advancement Offer multiple educational and career pathways with a demonstrated track record of success in serving eligible participants; Enables an individual to attain a secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, and at least recognized postsecondary credential Result in a high school diploma and, where feasible and applicable, an industry-recognized credential; Helps an individual enter or advance within a specific occupation or occupational cluster Incorporate activities that will develop academic and social skills, competencies, and behaviors demanded by the high-growth H- 1B industry(ies) and occupation(s); A Great Fit!
Innovation in Philadelphia: Identify and Secure Funding Group of employers partnered with local and national health care unions to develop the Philadelphia-based 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund (TUF) TUF is an alliance of 55 employers who make monthly contributions (1.5% of gross payroll) to the fund. Paid for the development of a new healthcare education and training school, and remaining funds subsidize education and training for union members and individuals in the broader community who are pursuing health careers.
Small Group Discussions Break up into small groups to discuss one of the 6 key elements and answer the questions below: For all or pieces of this element: What has my team been successful at and why? What has my team struggled with and why? What successes or solutions can you share with other members of your small group that can help them be successful?
Resources Updated Toolkit will be available here in September: https://careerpathways.workforcegps.org/ https://careerpathways.workforcegps.org/ Plug into Career Pathways updates now: https://lincs.ed.gov/programs/movingpathw ays/career-pathways-exchange https://lincs.ed.gov/programs/movingpathw ays/career-pathways-exchange
Element One: Building Partnerships and Clarifying Roles A cross-agency leadership team clarifies the roles and responsibilities of each partner and gains high level support from political leaders for an integrated career pathways system. Key Element Components: Engage cross-agency partners and employers. Establish a shared vision, mission, and set of goals. Define the roles and responsibilities of all partners. Develop a work plan and/or Memorandum of Understanding for the partnership.
Element Two: Engaging Employers Sectors and industries are selected and are partners and co-investors in the development of career pathways systems. Key Element Components: Conduct labor market analysis to target high demand and growing industries. Survey and engage key industry leaders from targeted industries and sector partnerships. Clarify the role of employers in the development and operation of programs. Identify existing training systems within industry as well as the natural progression and/or mobility (career ladders/lattices) Identify the skill competencies and associated training needs. Sustain and expand business partnerships.
Element Three: Program Design Career pathway programs provide a clear sequence of education courses and credentials that meet the skill needs of high-demand industries. Key Element Components: Identify and engage education and training partners. Identify target populations, entry points, and recruitment strategies. Review, develop, or modify competency models with employers and develop and validate career ladders/lattices. Develop or modify programs to assure they meet industry recognized and/or postsecondary credentials. Analyze the state’s and region’s education and training resource and response capability.
Element Four: Identify Funding Needs Necessary resources are raised and/or leveraged to develop, operate, and sustain the career pathways system and programs. Key Element Components: Identify the costs associated with system and program development and operations. Identify sources of funding available from partner agencies and related public and private resources and secure funding. Develop long-term sustainability plan with state or local partners.
Element Five: Align Policies and Programs State and local policies and administrative reforms have been revised to align with implementation of a career pathways system. Key Element Components: Identify state and local policy necessary to implement pathways systems. Identify and pursue needed reforms in state and local policy. Implement statutory and administrative procedures to facilitate cross-agency collaboration.
Element Six: Measure System Change and Performance Appropriate measures and evaluation methods are in place to support continuous improvement of the career pathways system. Key Element Components: Define desired system, program, and participant outcomes. Identify the data needed to measure system, program, and participant outcomes. Implement a process to collect, store, track, share, and analyze data. Design and implement a plan for reporting system and program outcomes.