Regional Spotlight, and Measuring Pathways Progress

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PATHWAYS TO PROSPERITY NETWORK
Regional Spotlight and
Introduction to Draft Metrics
2014 Fall Institute
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Amy Loyd, Ed.L.D
Executive Director, Pathways to Prosperity Network
Jobs for the Future • Boston, MA
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WHO WE ARE, WHAT WE DO
• Jobs for the Future is a national nonprofit that works with our
partners (like you, and the Harvard Graduate School of
Education) to design and drive the adoption of education and
career pathways leading from college readiness to career
advancement for those struggling to succeed in today’s economy.
• The Pathways to Prosperity Network seeks to increase the
number of young people who complete high school, attain a
postsecondary credential with value in the labor market, and
get launched on a career in a high-demand, high-wage
occupation that can also provide the basis to pursue further
education and career advancement.
– While in high school, pathways provide at least 12 college credits
through dual enrollment, and a continuum of real-world workbased learning to get a leg up on college and career
THE PATHWAYS TO PROSPERITY NETWORK
Eleven states with ~30 regions, rural to urban, serving as starting places for
demonstrating success, with a focus on scaling grades 9-14 integrated
academic and career pathways statewide. Not a new program or add-on
reform, but a strategic alignment and bolstering of existing initiatives to
improve education, workforce, and economic outcomes.
OVERVIEW OF NETWORK POLICIES / PRACTICES
Our challenges and emerging successes highlighted in recent report:
http://www.jff.org/sites/default/files/publications/materials/Pathways-to-Prosperity-for-Americas-youth-080514.pdf
REGIONAL APPROACH TO PATHWAYS
DEVELOPING REGIONAL ECOSYSTEMS
BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS ACROSS STAKEHOLDERS
MANY STRENGTHS, AND MANY CHALLENGES
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REGIONAL PATHWAYS STAKEHOLDERS
Employers:
Business &
Industry
Chambers of
Commerce
and Employer
Organizations
K-12 Schools
Steering
Committee
and/or
Intermediary
Community
Based
Organizations
Colleges &
Universities
Local
Government
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9-14 CHALLENGES
• Creating shared vision and fostering collaboration across
multiple districts and diverse stakeholders
• Culture and systems change to integrate career-focused
learning with academics in schools
• Vertically aligning 9-14 pathways and programs of study
between secondary and postsecondary
• Need to develop relevant degree programs for pathways
• Changing mindsets and public perception about career
education and pathways
• Increasing dual enrollment
EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT CHALLENGES
• Business partnership development
o Engaging new businesses
o Overcoming history of mixed/unsuccessful partnerships
o Sharing business partnerships broadly in region
o Uncoordinated outreach efforts, too many contacts
o Articulating ROI for businesses
o Skepticism in working with high school students
• Work-based learning at scale
• Equitable access to and consistent quality of work-based
learning
• Creating a process for brokering work-based learning requests
and employer connections
OTHER CHALLENGES
• Variability of commitment and capacity amongst partners
• Implementation timeline challenges
• Funding to support pathways
• Data disconnect from disparate sources: K-12, postsecondary,
workforce, business/industry
• Building the plane while flying it!
• Competing priorities and commitments impacting availability
of partners  catching people up on what they miss
CALIFORNIA
SPOTLIGHT: LONG BEACH
IRVINE FOUNDATION LINKED LEARNING REGIONS
CALIFORNIA CAREER PATHWAYS TRUST REGIONS
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LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA
• Long Beach Unified School District is leading Linked Learning district
• LBUSD partnering with Long Beach City College and California State
University, Long Beach to develop built-for-purpose intermediary:
the Long Beach Collaborative to Advance Learning for Life (LBCALL)
– Nonprofit Workforce Development Team: industry sectors focus
– Expanding Pathways Implementation and Innovation Council
(EPIIC): steering committee
– Search for executive director
• Long Beach College Promise: fee-free semester at LBCC,
guaranteed admission to CSULB, early outreach and supports
• Two California Career Pathway Trust grants
– $6M for health care and medical technology pathways
– $15M for regional approach to advanced manufacturing
• LBCC’s Promise Pathways, focused on educational partnerships and
student outcomes
GEORGIA
SPOTLIGHT: CARROLL COUNTY
BULLOCH COUNTY
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CARROLL COUNTY, GEORGIA
• Strong intermediary, Carroll Tomorrow/Carroll County
Chamber of Commerce
– Focused on business-education partnerships
– Blue Ribbon Task Force
• Committed community foundations provide support
• Innovative business partnerships
– Southwire / 12 for Life
– Tanner Health Systems
• Two school districts and two postsecondary institutions
focused on developing pathways opportunities
• Serving as a model for statewide replication/scaling
ILLINOIS
SPOTLIGHT: AURORA
CHICAGO
EAST ST. LOUIS
PEORIA
DECATUR
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AURORA, ILLINOIS
• Greater Aurora Regional Chamber of Commerce serves
as regional intermediary
– Catalyst Committee: top level administrators across
stakeholders
– Leadership Committee: top level leadership across
stakeholders
– Subcommittees for each pathway and Workplace
Acumen
• 4 districts committed to programs of study that integrate
stackable, marketable credentials and work-based
learning – Fall 2015
• Strong postsecondary partnerships
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MASSACHUSETTS
SPOTLIGHT: WEST SPRINGFIELD / HAMPDEN COUNTY
BOSTON (SAP AND ROXMAPP INITIATIVES)
BROCKTON
MARLBOROUGH / METRO WEST
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WEST SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS
• Strong 9-14 partnership in advanced manufacturing
pathway development: West Springfield High School
and Springfield Technical Community College
• Regional Employment Board of Hampden County (WIB)
serves as intermediary: leads convening, coordination,
industry partnerships
– Summer programming for students
– Leading pathways expansion in health care and IT
• Region uses MOU to define partnership commitment
• Youth CareerConnect grant to deepen and expand
advanced manufacturing pathway
MISSOURI
SPOTLIGHT: ST. LOUIS
KANSAS CITY
MID-MISSOURI
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ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
• State Pathways to Prosperity Regional Director
– Convenes Pathways District Coordinators
• Innovation Campus grant for dual enrollment
• Pathways for Teachers: summer externship program
• St. Louis Region Executive Steering Committee
– Four districts, two postsecondary partners, business
and industry, workforce development, DESE
• Education Plus Business Gateway: online platform to
match district needs with business/industry
• St. Louis School and Business Partnership: networking
• Junior Achievement provides soft skill development and
work-based learning experiences
NEW YORK
SPOTLIGHT: ALBANY / CAPITAL REGION
NEW YORK CITY
ROCHESTER
P-TECH REGIONS ACROSS THE STATE
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CAPITAL REGION, NEW YORK
• Questar III BOCES serving as intermediary, connecting
districts with postsecondary and industry
• Numerous industry partners, including GE Health Care,
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, and SMT Group
• Focus on capacity-building in urban, high-need schools
• Troy Riverfront P-TECH as model for region: steering
committee, ongoing communications across
stakeholders, focus on biotechnology and advanced
manufacturing
• Vision for starting with end goal and reverse engineering
pathways, coupled with strong middle school feeder
programs
OHIO
CENTRAL OHIO
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CENTRAL OHIO
• $15M Straight A grant to jumpstart regional pathways development,
responding to Central Ohio Compact
• 16 partnering school districts—including the largest urban district
in state, large suburban districts, and small rural districts
• 6 pathways co-created and implemented across districts:
business and logistics, advanced manufacturing and robotics, health
careers (2), networking and digital technology, health information
management technology
• Columbus State Community College providing innovative online
dual enrollment opportunities and serving as a core lead
• Executive Committee and Steering Committee meet regularly to
guide the work
• Comprehensive communications support for pathways
• Intermediary and logistical support from Educational Service
Center of Central Ohio
TENNESSEE
SPOTLIGHT: UPPER CUMBERLAND
SOUTHEAST
SOUTHWEST
OTHERS UNDER DEVELOPMENT
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UPPER CUMBERLAND, TENNESSEE
• 4 districts, pathways in health care and advanced
manufacturing, offering work-based learning for first time,
partnering with postsecondary in pathway development
• Academic Career Coaches supported by TDE critical to
implementation, student pathways planning support
• Highlands Economic Partnership serving as the
intermediary, had existing strong foundation in education
and workforce development; convenes stakeholders
regularly and leads Pathways as regional strategy
• Tennessee Teacher Field Trips (tnteacherfieldtrips.org):
externship program to learn more about industry, improve
perception of sectors, integrate career-focused learning
• Pathways School Counselor Advisory Summit:
increasing capacity and ownership, feedback on materials,
sharing implementation strategies
ARIZONA
REGIONS TO BE DETERMINED
ASSET MAPPING UNDERWAY
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DELAWARE
STATEWIDE—THREE COUNTIES
ASSET MAPPING UNDERWAY
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MADISON (WISCONSIN)
REGIONAL APPROACH TO PATHWAYS
ASSET MAPPING LATER THIS MONTH
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DRAFT PATHWAYS METRICS
BY IMPLEMENTATION LEVER AND LEVEL
SEEKING YOUR INPUT: EDITS AND ADDITIONS
SEEKING VOLUNTEER ADVISORY GROUP TO FINALIZE
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LEVER I: 9-14 PATHWAYS
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LEVER II: CAREER INFORMATION AND ADVISING
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LEVER III: EFFECTIVE INTERMEDIARIES
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LEVER IV: EMPLOYER ENGAGEMENT
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LEVER V: STATE LEADERSHIP AND POLICY
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Amy Loyd | [email protected]
Executive Director, Pathways to Prosperity Network
TEL 617.728.4446 FAX 617.728.4857 [email protected]
88 Broad Street, 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02110
122 C Street, NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20001
WWW.JFF.ORG
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