Global Models of Career Pathways

This brief, developed by NCEE, looks at domestic and international examples of successful career pathways systems. Some takeaways from the brief include:

  1. Workforce development is seen as a national security issue, rising above party politics.
  2. Credentials fully qualify students for entry-level work in well-paying jobs with career advancement opportunities and open pathways to further education.
  3. Pathways are high quality and equitable, organized around national skills frameworks agreed upon by industry, labor, education, and government.
  4. A future of work and learning focus means reimagining career pathways as part of a comprehensive lifelong learning system for all.
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March 2023