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Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor Solicit Information and Recommendations on the Development of High-Quality Career Pathways Systems
Apr 23, 2014
The Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Labor seek to further support the development of high-quality career pathways systems by jointly soliciting information and recommendations from a broad array of stakeholders in the public and private sectors, as well as in State, regional, tribal, and local areas.

The April 23, 2014 FEDERAL REGISTER contains the Request for Information from the three Departments with twelve proffered questions for examination and response. The information collection from the RFI will be used to:

(1) Inform and coordinate policy development, strategic investments, and technical assistance activities; and

(2) improve coordination of Federal policy development with investments at the State, tribal and local levels.

Responses must be received by June 9, 2014.

Excerpt: Who Should Respond

(The Departments) invite practitioners, policy makers, funders, business and industry associations, and researchers to provide information, including those who are, or those who work in:

Employers, Businesses, and/or Associations of Employers, such as local and regional employers and businesses, trade/industry associations, and others.

Education, such as State and local agencies; adult education, corrections/re-entry, elementary/secondary special education, and career and technical education programs; community and technical colleges; institutions of higher education; tribal, community, and faith-based organizations; youth service providers; and student organizations.

Workforce Development, such as State, regional, tribal and local agencies; youth service providers; State and local workforce investment boards; training providers; community- and faith-based organizations; workforce intermediaries; sector-based training partnerships; American Job Centers; Registered Apprenticeship programs; student organizations (career-focused); and others in the workforce development field.

Human Services, such as State, tribal, and local TANF agencies; and community- and faith-based organizations.

Economic Development, such as State and local agencies, regional skills partnerships, planning and development organizations, area development districts, councils of governments, economic development associations, and economic development corporations.

Others, such as research organizations, philanthropic funders, advocacy organizations, think tanks, and associations.