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The Career Pathways Effect

A Joint Publication of CORD and Advance CTE

Designed as a how-to guidebook for administrators, faculty, counselors, and business partners, The Career Pathways Effect brings together 27 national experts on Career Technical Education (CTE), Career Pathways, and Programs of Study. This publication represents a collaborative effort between the Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) and Advance CTE, formerly the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium. It offers evidence-based support for the concepts and principles associated with Career Clusters, Career Pathways, and Programs of Study and a template for more uniform implementation across the nation.

The Career Pathways Effect is organized around Advance CTE’s new vision for CTE—five guiding principles to help ensure students of all ages are prepared to succeed in education and careers that will enable the U.S. to flourish in an increasingly competitive global economy. Learn from experienced leaders as they offer guidance to states, local districts, postsecondary institutions, and business leaders on systemic improvement and innovation in the development of Career Pathways.

The Career Pathways Effect supports:

  • Faculty and staff professional development,
  • Program redesign efforts,
  • Policy planning, and
  • Business-education partnerships.

What leaders across the nation are saying…

“…a must read for anyone interested in ‘re-engineering’ the U.S. educational system.”
Anthony Landis, Director of College & Career Transitions, Ohio Board of Regents

The Career Pathways Effect brings ideas, facts, and best practices into one resource for educators and policymakers who want to improve student academic and career success.”
Kathy D’Antoni, Assistant State Superintendent of Schools, West Virginia Department of Education

“…chock full of realistic and achievable advice for policy, professional development, accountability systems, and more.”
Betsy Brand, Executive Director, American Youth Policy Forum

Let The Career Pathways Effect guide your journey in designing and implementing Career Pathways. Order your copy today!