Career Pathways

A career pathway is a series of connected education and training programs and support services that enables people to secure or advance in employment within a specific industry or occupational sector.

Watch the video for an overview of how career pathway programming works:

Download the powerpoint version of this Career Pathways presentation, and access the printable guide that accompanies the video presentation.


Additional resources:

Innovative programming briefs:

Open the WIOA definition of a Career Pathway document, for the complete federal definition of Career Pathways.

Visit the ATLAS Adult Career Pathways Resource Library to browse curriculum resources for Adult Career Pathways.

To access an online directory of free resources available for planning a Career Pathways initiative, visit the Career Pathway Catalog of Toolkits.

How to Build Bridge Programs that Fit into a Career Pathway (A Step-by-Step Guide Based on the Carreras en Salud Program in Chicago) 

Transition Services Self-Assessment Toolkit (created by Women Employed)

Read a letter in support of Career Pathways, from 12 different federal agencies