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Release Date

August 7, 2018

Coalition on Adult Basic Education Issues Report on Career Pathways

The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) is a voice of adult education practitioners nationwide. In July, COABE released a special edition of the COABE Journal featuring research and perspectives on career pathways.

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and the Higher Education Act (HEA), the seven part career pathways definition emphasizes integrated education and training, career navigation, support services, and sector strategies. It offers a service delivery model that can effectively and equitably serve individuals who face barriers to employment. It also provides a strategy for how to connect individuals to education and economic mobility instead of short-term job training and low-wage employment.

The Center for Law and Social Policy also notes: "This definition is also included in the newly enacted Strengthening Career and Technical Education (CTE) for the 21st Century Act. Now practitioners across the adult & CTE postsecondary education and workforce development systems can collaborate to implement career pathway strategies supported by their shared federal definition"

Also See:

Career Pathways Community
Career Pathways Toolkit: An Enhanced Guide and Workbook for System Development

Updated: August 31, 2018