Linking In to Career Pathways

This week I attended the first of a 3-part workshop series on “Leveraging the Power of LinkedIn,” sponsored by my local Small Business Development Center. As I reflected on the key concepts presented, it occurred to me that these ideas have direct relevance with how community colleges and workforce development organizations are designing, developing, andContinue reading Linking In to Career Pathways

Blueprint for a Pathway

Pathways are not new to education. For over a century, employers and educators have worked to develop courses of study to facilitate students’ matriculation into the workforce. Ultimately, that’s the function of a pathway. Career Pathways help to design curriculum and course schedules around student needs. The working definition I use with faculty and administrationContinue reading Blueprint for a Pathway

Why Another Blog About Career Pathways?

Why indeed? Many blogs and articles can tell you why it works, when it doesn’t, and what components are needed to ensure success. We know the statistics about completers, credentials, certifications, bridge programs, and support systems. We all have anecdotes about first-generation college students who connected with the right training to be successful in a career,Continue reading Why Another Blog About Career Pathways?