This framework was created by the Alliance for Quality Career Pathways (AQCP), a partnership between the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) and ten leading career pathways states. The framework is designed to support cross-sector development, implementation and improvement of career pathways systems at the state and local levels.
Specifically, the framework provides:
- Definitions and a conceptual model of career pathway systems, pathways, and programs;
- Criteria and quality indicators for career pathway systems; and
- A set of interim and outcome metrics for measuring and managing career pathway participant progress and success.
In addition to the framework, AQCP has released a set of companion tools for state policymakers, practitioners and funders can support career pathways.