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Career Pathways

A career pathway is a series of connected education and training programs and student support services that enable individuals to secure a job or advance in an industry or occupation.

Out of about 139 million jobs in the U.S. labor market, 29 million can be classified as “middle jobs;” jobs that require some post-secondary education but not a bachelor’s degree, and that have average earnings of $35,000 a year or more. When professional certificate holders work in the field they studied, they earn nearly 40 percent more than high school graduates (Carnevale et. al 2012).

In order for adults who have low literacy, numeracy, or English language skills to be competitive in the modern job market, they need to be informed of their options and prepared for their next steps, be it certificate programs, apprenticeships, associate or bachelors degrees. Adult basic education and a high school diploma should be only the first steps along adults’ educational and career pathway.

World Education’s National College Transition Network works with adult educators, programs, and states to support adult learners’ awareness of and ability to successfully pursue career pathways.
 

Featured Projects

View details: CTE CoLab Coalition

CTE CoLab Coalition

World Education’s EdTech Center and National College Transition Network are collaborating with the Urban Institute in a grant from ECMC Foundation to develop resources that support community and technical colleges with the transition to online learning.

View details: College Success for Single Mothers

College Success for Single Mothers

World Education’s National College Transition Network (NCTN) with funding from the ECMC Foundation, is investigating program strategies and models that address the needs of students who are single mothers.

View details: SABES Program Support Professional Development Center

SABES Program Support Professional Development Center

The SABES Program Support PD Center provides support in program management and educational leadership, career pathways, advising, digital literacy, cultural competence, ADA resources and training, and professional licensure support

 

Featured Resources

 

Features

View details: Career Readiness:  In Theory and In Practice

Career Readiness: In Theory and In Practice

A list of 10 strategies designed to help prepare adult learners with essential skills they will need for success in careers.

View details: Building Clean Energy Workforce Capacity in Massachusetts

Building Clean Energy Workforce Capacity in Massachusetts

The clean energy sector represents a potential opportunity for Adult Basic Education (ABE) students to enter training and career pathways in a variety of occupations.

View details: What Good Teachers Already Knew about the CCRS

What Good Teachers Already Knew about the CCRS

Teachers are relieved to finally have concrete evidence of what their learners need to be prepared for college and successful in the workplace.