Career Ladders and Pathways

Issue Brief:  Career Pathways and the Hard to Employ
A.Gash and M. Mack
Social Policy Research Associates
September 2010

Funding Career Pathways and Career Pathway Bridges: A Federal Policy Toolkit for States
A. Baider, V. Choitz, A. E. Duke-Benfield, M.W.M. Foster, L. Harris, E. Lower-Basch, N.Ridley, and J. Strawn
Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
Revised Edition, October 2010

Ohio Stackable Certificates: Models for Success
Community Research Partners, February 2008,
Prepared for Columbus State Community College Business and Industry Division

Planning, Building and Fine Tuning Career Pathways
Community College Bridges to Opportunity, October 2007

A Cross-Case Analysis of Career Pathway Programs that Link Low-Skilled Adults to Family-Sustaining Wage Careers
D. D. Bragg, C. D. Bremer, M. Castellano, C. Kirby, A. Mavis, D. Schaad, and J. Sunderman, October 2007, National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NCCTE)

State Approval Policies and Procedures for Postsecondary Career and Technical Education Programs
R. J. Merkley and G. H. Johnston, September 2007, National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NCCTE)

Career and Technical Education Pathway Programs, Academic Performance, and the Transition to College and Career
N. Lekes, D. D. Bragg, J. W. Loeb, C. A. Oleksiw, J. Marszalek, M. Brooks-Laraviere, R. Zhu, C. C. Kremidas, G. Akukwe, H.-J. Lee, and L. K. Hood, May 2007, National Research Center for Career and Technical Education (NCCTE)

Career Pathways: A Strategy for Transforming America’s Workforce Education Systems to Support Economic Growth
The Progress of Education Reform 2007
The Education Commission of the States
August 2007

Locally Grown: Key Strategies for Expanding Workforce Services
S. Maguire, Public/Private Ventures, November 2006

Stepping Stones to a Degree: The Impact of Enrollment Pathways and Milestones on Community College Student Outcomes
J. C. Calcagno, P. Crosta, T. R. Bailey & D. Jenkins
October 2006

Making Connections: Engaging Employers in Preparing Chicago's Youth for the Workforce
Jan DeCoursey & Ada Skyles
University of Chicago, Chapin Hill Center for Children, 2007

Building a Career Path Where There Was Just a Dead End
Dale Russakoff
February 2007

The Career Pathways How-To Guide
Davis Jenkins and Christopher Spence
October 2006

Career Pathways: Aligning Public Strategies to Support Individual and Regional Economic Advancement in the Knowledge Economy
Davis Jenkins
August 2006

Wising Up: How Government Can Partner With Business to Increase Skills and Advance Low-Wage Workers
Amy-Ellen Duke, Karin Martinson, and Julie Strawn
April 2006

Steps for Evaluating (and Continuously Improving) Career Pathways Programs
Davis Jenkins
December 2005

Career Ladders: A Guidebook for Workforce Intermediaries
H. Prince and J. Mills
Jobs for the Future
December 2003

Breaking Through: Helping Low-Skilled Adults Enter and Succeed in College and Careers.
M. Liebowitz and J.C. Taylor
Jobs for the Future
November 2004

Building Pathways to Success for Low-Skill Adult Students: Lessons for Community College Policy and Practice from a Statewide Longitudinal Tracking
D. Prince and D. Jenkins

Building a Career Pathways System: Promising Practices in Community College-Centered Workforce Development
J. Alssid; D. Gruber; D. Jenkins; C. Mazzeo, B. Roberts, R. Stanback-Stroud. Workforce Strategy Center