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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:
Grades: 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
Webinar
Designing and Delivering Career Pathways at Community Colleges: An Introduction
May 27, 2021

This webinar introduces the evidence-based recommendations in the Designing and Delivering Career Pathways at Community Colleges Practice Guide.
Webinar
Practitioner Perspectives on Recommendation 1: Intentionally design and structure career pathways to enable students to further their education, secure a job, and advance in employment
May 27, 2021

This webinar features practice guide panelist Dr. Grant Goold, Director of Pathway Development at Futuro, and special guest practitioners Robert Cabral and Dr. Lynn Shaw.
Webinar
Practitioner Perspectives on Recommendation 2: Deliver contextualized or integrated basic skills instruction to accelerate students’ entry into and successful completion of career pathways
May 27, 2021

This webinar features practice guide panelist Dr. Michelle Van Noy from the State University of New Jersey and special guest practitioners Will Durden, and Danielle Perry.
Webinar
Practitioner Perspectives on Recommendation 3: Offer flexible instructional delivery schedules and models to improve credit accumulation and completion of non-degree credentials along career pathways
May 27, 2021

This webinar features practice guide panelist Dr. Eric Heiser, Provost of Central Ohio Technical College, and special guest practitioner Donna Diller.
Webinar
Practitioner Perspectives on Recommendation 4: Provide coordinated comprehensive student supports to improve credit accumulation and completion of non-degree credentials along career pathways
May 27, 2021

This webinar features practice guide panelist Dr. Debra Bragg, President of Bragg & Associates, and special guest practitioners Jennifer Foster, Dr. Mike Potter, and Katie Peacock.
Webinar
Practitioner Perspectives on Recommendation 5: Develop and continuously leverage partnerships to prepare students and advance their labor market success
May 27, 2021

This webinar features panelist Dr. Darlene G. Miller, Executive Director of the National Council for Workforce Education, and special guest practitioners Dr. Ken Warden, and Ne’Keisha Stepney.

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