A Tool for Sustaining Career Pathways Efforts

As policymakers and educators alike learn the economic benefits of strong career pathways, the federal government, states and local communities are exploring strategies to maximize their career pathways efforts.

This paper from RTI International — directed by Jobs for the Future and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education — provides a model for states to execute a comprehensive career pathways strategy. Drawing on lessons from change management theory, the paper includes examples and artifacts from exemplar programs to help policymakers articulate a vision for career pathways, engage partners and stakeholders, and adopt new practices.