Solution

Driven by research, curriculum alignment and career pathways development occurs while leveraging local assets based on regional data findings, employer and learner needs.

COMPONENTS 

STEP 1  Promote and deploy regional curriculum offering and career pathways based on regional occupational demand data and gap analysis.studentspresenting

STEP 2  Conduct curriculum alignment based on regional occupational skill and knowledge demand data and college readiness standards with input from employer partners.

STEP 3  Integrate high quality regionally contextualized career awareness, self exploration, career exploration and career pathways planning into the mainstream curriculum while addressing rigorous career and college readiness standards in literacy and math and promoting workplace learning. This component recommends the integration of career portfolios / individual learning plans (ILPs) and a pathways to apprenticeship credential into the standards based curriculum. See Research Base diagram

STEP 4 – Promote the use of relevant career and college readiness assessments that are relevant to the workplace.

STEP 5  Provide community wide professional development to support regional career pathways deployment to support common language development between business, education and policymakers while providing enhanced professional development to human resource professionals, career counselors and classroom instructors.

STUDENT WORK EXAMPLES

Printed Portfolio / ILP  – Addresses the above while providing learners and job seekers with a presentation tool to email and/or provide potential employers with a copy during the interview process. This hard copy format serves as a presentation support for learners and job seekers during the interview process.

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