Users can find information on Federal and State Career Pathways policy on this webpage as well as Adult and Community Learning Service's Workforce Innovation and Opportunity ACT (WIOA) webpage. For information on Career Pathways Collaborations, see Chapter 3 of the FY19-FY23 Massachusetts Policies for Effective Adult Education in Community Adult Learning Centers (CALCs) and Correctional Institutions (AECIs) . For the Indicators of Program Quality, see Program Quality webpage. For information on how the IPQs inform program quality reviews, see the FY2021 Program Quality Review Protocol.
Career pathways are developed and maintained through collaborations among workforce development partners, including AE providers, MassHire Workforce Boards, MassHire Career Centers, training providers, postsecondary education providers, employers, and other stakeholders. They include three essential features:
Well-connected and transparent education, training, credentialing, and support services.
Multiple entry points that enable students to enter the career pathway.
Multiple exit points at successively higher levels leading to self- or family-supporting employment1.
Career Pathways in Massachusetts Adult Education Programs
1 Center for Law and Social Policy (2014). Shared Vision, Strong Systems Framework Version 1.0.
2 Integrating Technology in WIOA , Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (2015)
Last Updated: August 1, 2022
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