This brief, developed by NCEE, looks at domestic and international examples of successful career pathways systems. Some takeaways from the brief include:
- Workforce development is seen as a national security issue, rising above party politics.
- Credentials fully qualify students for entry-level work in well-paying jobs with career advancement opportunities and open pathways to further education.
- Pathways are high quality and equitable, organized around national skills frameworks agreed upon by industry, labor, education, and government.
- A future of work and learning focus means reimagining career pathways as part of a comprehensive lifelong learning system for all.