In a dedicated effort to build high-quality, equitable career pathways Advance CTE, in partnership with Education Strategy Group through JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s New Skills ready network, released Practical Guidance for Aligning Career Pathways to Labor Market Data in the Time of COVID-19. This policy brief is the first in a series designed to help build better pathways and offers promising practices for enhancing the career preparation ecosystem by leveraging labor market information (LMI) to align programs to high-skill, high-wage and in-demand occupations.
This brief offers state and local leaders a steady path forward to gathering and making LMI actionable:
- Continue to make data-informed decisions about which career pathways to build and support and which ones to transform or phase out;
- Address equity within any LMI tools, supports and decisions;
- Take this opportunity to streamline existing labor market data to make it more usable and accessible for policymakers, local partners, instructors and learners themselves; and
- Build capacity within the system to improve labor market data literacy.