Updated USDOL Career Pathways Toolkit 2015
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The primary audience for this Toolkit is staff who work at the state level representing one of the core partners required to develop a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified Plan. This revised Toolkit continues the spirit of the original Career Pathways Toolkit: to provide the workforce system with a framework, resources, and tools for states and local partners to develop, implement, and sustain career pathways systems and programs. This revised Toolkit acknowledges many of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (USDOL) strategic investments to create and sustain a demand-driven employment and training system as part of a larger national effort. It incorporates the Career One-Stop competency model as a building block for creating career pathway programs and references the Career One-Stop credentials Toolkit as an easy way to search existing industry-recognized credentials. This version also maintains the original framework but reflects substantial gains in knowledge and experience as well as reflects the system’s new guiding legislation, WIOA.