Welcome to the Career Pathways Resource Center, a place for NCPN members to share tools and gather new ideas. We are excited about the new resources available to our members and will be adding more in the future.
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Advisory Committee Toolkit
Tips, techniques, and worksheets for adopting a systematic process for working with committee members
Mentoring Handbook (PDF)
Published by Denver Public Schools (DPS) in conjunction with the DPS Career Coaching Program, a mentoring program designed to connect high school students interested in STEM careers to professionals in IT, engineering, engineering/energy, biomedical and advanced manufacturing fields
Adult Career Pathways Toolkit (PDF)
Designed to help educators and other stakeholders understand their roles in developing and delivering Adult Career Pathways (ACP) programs
Stackable Credentials Tool Kit
The Mapping Upward project, a two-year project of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), provided technical assistance (TA) to thirteen community colleges in their efforts to embed stackable credentials within technical associate degree programs. The project produced a tool kit providing information on topics of interest to colleges considering a stackable credentials approach.
A Blueprint for Transforming Career and Technical Education (PDF)
A publication of the U.S. Department of Education
A Tool for Sustaining Career Pathways Efforts (PDF)
Prepared for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education; outlines key considerations for putting career pathways into operation and provides a checklist of action items that states or local communities can use to assess the status of their sustainability efforts
Advanced Mfg Career Pathways Development Video (PDF)
Follow this link episode 3 of “FutureWork.” Titled “Model of the Future,” the episode focuses on a two-year technical program developed by Toyota in central Kentucky that combines real work experience for incoming employees with advanced training in the field of robotics and automation.