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Career Pathways

A career pathway is a series of connected education and training programs and student support services that enable individuals to secure a job or advance in an industry or occupation.

Out of about 139 million jobs in the U.S. labor market, 29 million can be classified as “middle jobs;” jobs that require some post-secondary education but not a bachelor’s degree, and that have average earnings of $35,000 a year or more. When professional certificate holders work in the field they studied, they earn nearly 40 percent more than high school graduates (Carnevale et. al 2012).

In order for adults who have low literacy, numeracy, or English language skills to be competitive in the modern job market, they need to be informed of their options and prepared for their next steps, be it certificate programs, apprenticeships, associate or bachelors degrees. Adult basic education and a high school diploma should be only the first steps along adults’ educational and career pathway.

World Education’s National College Transition Network works with adult educators, programs, and states to support adult learners’ awareness of and ability to successfully pursue career pathways.
 

Featured Projects

View details: Sidekim Foods "English for Success!"

Sidekim Foods "English for Success!"

We offer weekly English classes on fully paid release time using instruction customized to this workplace giving Sidekim Foods employees the English skills they need to become more self-reliant and effective at work, and grow their careers.

View details: Guided Pathways to Success in STEM

Guided Pathways to Success in STEM

Strengthening workforce development in health sciences and computer information systems/IT in Massachusetts through students in 10 community colleges who will benefit from better curriculum and more efficient career pathways to jobs.

View details: SABES Professional Development Center for Education and Career Planning

SABES Professional Development Center for Education and Career Planning

The Center for Education and Career Planning provides support to implement effective education and career advising, planning for next steps, and Adult Career Pathways programming.

 

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View details: Career Readiness:  In Theory and In Practice

Career Readiness: In Theory and In Practice

A list of 10 strategies designed to help prepare adult learners with essential skills they will need for success in careers.

View details: Building Clean Energy Workforce Capacity in Massachusetts

Building Clean Energy Workforce Capacity in Massachusetts

The clean energy sector represents a potential opportunity for Adult Basic Education (ABE) students to enter training and career pathways in a variety of occupations.

View details: What Good Teachers Already Knew about the CCRS

What Good Teachers Already Knew about the CCRS

Teachers are relieved to finally have concrete evidence of what their learners need to be prepared for college and successful in the workplace.