Know the Difference: Career Pathways vs. Guided Pathways – JENNIFER FREEMAN for Jobs for the Future
The blog article by Freeman stresses the importance of both, career pathways and guided pathways, to help prepare the nation for careers that lead to economic stability. The author briefly explains the difference between the two, defining career pathways as programs designed in collaboration with employers that help students gain skills in alignment with locally available careers. Guided pathways are larger frameworks for redesigning community colleges to align learning for all students to requirements of the labor market.
Lone Star sends ‘right signals’ on oil rig jobs – ELLIE ASHFORD for Community College Daily
The article focuses on Right Signals Initiative, which in collaboration with various industries, helps colleges develop learning models to prepare learners for future careers.
Putting Learners First: The Future of Microcredentialing – The Evolllution
The interview with Kathleen Radonoff and Mark Leuba explores opportunities behind microcredentialing, providing pathways beyond a 4-year degree to further education and provide skills to the labor market.
Shaping the Future Workforce – Jolen Anderson
In this article, Ramona Schindelheim highlights the work of Jolen Anderson, Chief Diversity Officer at Visa, where the company’s focus is on the learning and development of its employees.
Employers Are Looking for Job Candidates in the Wrong Places
This article discusses how companies are modifying their hiring practice towards that of “skills-based screening” as opposed to blanket job descriptions with bachelor’s degrees being the gauge for job eligibility.