Practice Guide iconPractice Guide
Released: March 2021
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This practice guide provides community colleges with five specific recommendations for supporting occupational skills training through career pathways.
1
Intentionally design and structure career pathways to enable students to further their education, secure a job, and advance in employment.
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2
Deliver contextualized or integrated basic skills instruction to accelerate students’ entry into and successful completion of career pathways.
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3
Offer flexible instructional delivery schedules and models to improve credit accumulation and completion of non-degree credentials along career pathways.
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4
Provide coordinated comprehensive student supports to improve credit accumulation and completion of non-degree credentials along career pathways.
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5
Develop and continuously leverage partnerships to prepare students and advance their labor market success.
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Topics:
Education Levels:
  • Postsecondary
Audience:
  • Administrators
  • Policymakers
  • Researchers
  • Faculty
  • Instructional Designers
  • Instructors
  • Staff Members

This practice guide was prepared for the WWC by Abt Associates under contract ED-IES-16-C-0024.

The following research staff contributed to the guide: I-Fang Cheng, Sarah Costelloe, Brian Freeman, Sebastian Lemire, Allan Porowski, and Elizabeth M.B. Yadav.

  • Hope Cotner (Chair)
    Center for Occupational Research and Development
  • Debra Bragg
    University of Washington in Seattle and Bragg and Associates, Inc.
  • Grant Goold
    Futuro Health and Los Rios Community College
  • Eric Heiser
    Central Ohio Technical College
  • Darlene G. Miller
    National Council for Workforce Education
  • Michelle Van Noy
    Rutgers University

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