Sharing Tools and Ideas

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.

Some of the links on this page will open a PDF file. (Follow this link to download the free Adobe PDF reader.)

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

Illinois Programs of Study Professional Development Project Report (PDF)
A report produced by a partnership of the Illinois Community College Board and the Center for Occupational Research. The report assesses and makes recommendations regarding the professional development needed to implement Programs of Study in Illinois.

Southwest Oklahoma Career Pathways Project (PDF)
Provides information relevant to the leadership of the Southwest Oklahoma Impact Coalition (SOIC) in improving high school graduation rates and student transition to postsecondary education and careers

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.


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