Career Pathway Coordinator Role

WTCS College
Career Pathways Coordinators
• Oregon’s Career Pathways Coordinator role
• Oregon Pathways Alliance peer learning network
• Oregon’s Career Pathways Institutional SelfAssessment (nine dimensions)
• Pathways Statewide Initiative Overview & history
• Career Pathways Roadmaps
• Career Pathways Certificates of Completion
• Career Pathway Coordinator role
• Leadership & Connectivity
• Oregon Pathways Alliance: statewide peer
learning network
• Career Pathway Systemic Approach:
Institutional Self-Assessment (9 dimensions)
Career Pathway Coordinator Role
The Heart of the Matter
Work across “silos” & organizations
Horizontal and vertical access & power
Focus on students and employers need not
• Oversight dean: permission to be innovative
Career Pathway Coordinator Role
Learning from peers; Oregon Pathways Alliance
Ability to be both a generalist and a specialist
Ability to translate across “silos”
Strong listening, problem-solving skills, project grant management skills
• Work at both programmatic & systems level
• OK with working on the edge; high tolerance for
ambiguity; make things happen
• Committed to systems change; an implementer;
“both/and”; “thinker & doer”
Leadership & Connectivity
• Oregon Presidents’ Council Career Pathways
Resolution: 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014
• State Board of Education
• Oregon Workforce Investment Board
• Oregon Pathways Alliance
• CCWD statewide coordination role
• Liaisons with other groups: instructional
administrators, student services administrators,
CTE deans, president’s council, etc.
Oregon Pathways Alliance
• Collaboration of 17 community college leaders of
Career Pathways at their college
• Peer Learning Network meeting quarterly since 2004
• Co-Chairs: urban/large college & rural/small college
• Co-Creation of agenda
• CCWD (state agency) convenes, leadership support,
provides technical assistance
• Migrating promising practices (structured
• Sharing successes, failures, lessons learned
• Professional development component each meeting
Agenda & Professional Development
Strategies & Ideas
Career Pathways & WIOA
Leveraging with Perkins
Promising Practices (structured presentation)
Labor Market Information: COWS, OED occupational
“regular” agenda items
“meaty” agendas
wrap-up: take-aways & what went well (5-10 min.)
Video conference option for participation
Annual “retreat”
Grant requirements & report prep strategies
Guiding Question
It’s the end of the meeting and everyone agrees
its been a worthwhile and invigorating time,
there’s a buzz, a sense of momentum in the
room: what happened to create this result?
Center for Law & Social Policy (CLASP)
“Funding Career Pathways & Career Pathway
Bridges” 2012
Career Pathways Systemic Approach:
Self-Assessment Dimensions
Leveraged Resources
Certificates & Roadmaps
Articulation with high schools & universities
Pathways for Adult Basic Skills students
Student Services and supports
Connection with Workforce partners
Employer Engagement
Using data for continuous improvement
Career Pathways Systemic Approach:
Stages on the Journey:
stage 1: building critical mass & shared understanding
stage 2: building capacity & infrastructure
stage 3: institutionalizing and sustaining
Stage 3 aligns with the Achieving the Dream Initiative’s definition of “scale”:
•Practice has an impact on the majority of defined populations and there are
measureable improvements or expected outcomes that can be documented;
•Practice has become “business as usual” or has been “institutionalized”;
•College processes are modified to support the program or service
•Institutional resources and policies are aligned in support of the practice.
Guiding Vision & Goals
Overview of Initiative
Career Pathways WebTool
Roadmaps & Program of Study Templates (POSTs)
Marketing material; case studies & newsletters
Short-term, stackable certificates (12-44 credits)
Guiding Vision
• In service of meeting Oregon’s 40-40-20 goal for
the “middle 40”
• Certificate completion & continued education
• Address the changing needs of employers, job
seekers, workers, and students
• Focus on Career & Technical Education (CTE)
short-term certificates tied to occupations
• Provide web-based, just-in-time roadmaps for
students, advisors/counselors, job seekers
• To increase the number of Oregonians with
certificates, credentials, and degrees
• To ease transitions across the education
continuum—high school to community
college; pre-college (ABE/GED/ESL) to
postsecondary credit ; community college to
university; and to employment
What’s a Career Pathway?
Career Pathways are linked education and
training services that enable students, often
while they are working, to advance over time to
successfully high education and employment in
a given industry or occupational sector.
Each step of a Career is designed to prepare
students to prepare student stop progress to the
next level of employment and education.
What’s a Career Pathway?
Career Pathways focus on easing and facilitating
student transition--- from high school to community college;
- from pre-college courses (ABE/GED/ESL) to
credit postsecondary;
- from community college to university or
Higher Learning & Higher Earning in Oregon
Post Secondary
Pre-College to
to postsecondary
Community college
•Open enrollment
•Dislocated &
unemployed worker
Postsecondary to
•Career changers
•Skills upgrading
incumbent workers
Easing student transitions along the education continuum
Focus on demand occupations in local labor market to meet employer needs
Career & Technical
Education (CTE)
------------------------Dual Credit classes
------------------------Programs of Study
OPABS Initiative
Oregon Pathways
For Basic Skills
Oregon Pathways Alliance
------------------------------Career Pathways Grants
Statewide Certificates
• National Governors Association (NGA)
Pathways to Advancement Initiative 2004
• Three colleges with career pathways achieving
early successes (MHCC, PCC, SOCC)
• Spearheaded by CCWD & Governor’s office
• Statewide Steering Committee 2004-2010
• Bottoms-up & Top-down
Scaling for Impact
• Launched with five colleges in 2004 with initial
funding from the Governor’s Workforce
Investment Fund through the OWIB
• Expanded to 11 colleges in 2006
• Scaled to all 17 colleges in 2007
Leveraged/Braided Funding
Governor’s Employer Workforce Fund
WIA Incentive (awarded 4 consecutive years)
WIA Title I-B
Community College Strategic Fund (CCSF)
Career Pathway Grants
• Career Pathway Grants provided to colleges each
biennium to build capacity and increase number
of completions
• Grants awarded on competitive basis 2004-2006
• For past three bienniums grants awarded to all 17
colleges (2007-09, 2009-11, 2011-13; 2013-2015)
• Grants focus on goals & strategies to build
capacity & increase completion outcomes
• Funding: WIA Title I-B, WIA Incentive Grants,
Governor’s EWTF, Perkins, CC Strategic Fund
Career Pathway Marketing &
• Communications Plan 2007
• Colleges develop roadmap concept and develop Webtool
(open source)
• Roadmaps linked to MyPathCareers & OLMIS Occupational
Report accessible to job seekers
• Glossary developed
• Each college develops specific Career Pathways materials
• Each college has a Career Pathways webpage
accessible through
Career Pathway Roadmap Webtool
• Alliance collaborated to design Career Pathways
Roadmap Webtool
• More than 350 roadmaps and high school to
community college plans of study online
• Lane CC hosts server and training/technical
assistance funded by CCWD; Effie Siverts
• (guest login)
• Open Source
• Adopted by state of Washington
Career Pathway Marketing &
30 second TV/radio spot statewide -6 months
Here’s link:
90 second video by Lane Community College:
Here’s link:
MyPathCareers brochure & Roadmaps “card”
Green Career Pathways
• Partnership with Oregon Employment Department
• Statewide Career Pathways roadmaps: all courses,
certificates, degrees at 17 community colleges &
apprenticeship programs
• Includes industry resources and occupational
• Occupations include: Wind Technician, Solar
manufacturing/installation, HVAC, Energy Efficiency,
Construction/Carpentry, Manufacturing, Utility Line
Workers, Water/Waste Water Operator
Program of Study Templates (POSTs)
• Visual chart/roadmap of high school to
community college articulations identify
courses 9th-12th grade through CC CTE
program certificates and degrees.
• More than 400 POSTs developed by
community colleges & high schools
• Currently developing a POST statewide access
website (in development): ready March 2015
POSTs continued
• POST development varies by college/region
• Focused capacity building and leadership:
Rogue, Lane, SOCC, MHCC
• MHCC currently developing 75 POSTs with
area high schools and training high school
CCWD Website
• (Click on Student
Success; then click on Career Pathways) OR
• List/reports of Career Pathway & Less Than
One Year Certificates by college & by career
• Pathways Descriptive Study 2013
Policy Direction Drives
Increased Completions
• State Board of Education approved Career Pathway
Certificate (CPCC) effective July 1, 2007.
• CTE program Certificates tied to competencies for jobs in
local labor market & approved by employers
• More than 350 Career Pathway Certificates offered
statewide (12-44 credits)
• More than 100 Less Than One Year (LTOY) Certificates
offered already offered statewide (12-44 credits)
• Average number of credits for certificates: 22
• More than 7,600 certificates have been awarded since 2008
• Pathways Descriptive Study of initial cohort of completers
released March 2013; second study underway
Stackable Credentials
• Career & Technical Education (CTE)
• Occupations in six career focus areas
• Short-term certificates (12-44 credits):
– Career Pathway Certificates (CPCC)
– Less Than One Year Certificate (LTOY)
Dual Credit
Dual credit is defined as awarding secondary
and postsecondary credit for a course offered in
high school during regular schools hours, as
determined by local school board and
community college policy.
Courses can be academic or CTE (Career &
Technical Education).
CLASP Alliance for Quality Career
• Ten states and Center for Law and Social Policy
including Oregon & Wisconsin
• National framework for Career Pathways
definitions, criteria, and metrics
World Café & Conversation Cafe
For More Information…
Mimi Maduro
Pathways Initiative Statewide Director
Oregon Department of Community Colleges &
Workforce Development (CCWD)
[email protected]

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