Strengthening Career Pathways

This series highlights strategies to improve the quality of career pathways that span K-12 and postsecondary education and prepare learners for high-wage, high-skill, in-demand occupations. This series was developed through the New Skills ready network, a five-year, $35 million initiative aimed at developing career pathways and policy recommendations that give underserved learners access to higher education and real-world work experiences that lead to high-wage, in-demand jobs. 

May 2021

This advance CTE policy brief offers strategies and best practices for designing strong statewide policies that remove barriers for participation in early postsecondary education opportunities in postsecondary credential and degree programs.

April 2021

This Advance CTE policy brief is designed to help states build better career 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.

June 2021

This resource from Advance CTE is the third in a series of policy briefs centered on strengthening career pathways. It offers promising practices for leveraging the strengths of state and local leaders to cultivate sustainable, scalable partnerships and advance high-quality career pathways.