Goal 7 | Career Pathways Master Plan

Project | Career Pathways Master Plan

Goal 7 Career Pathway

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of students who graduate high school complete a career path, degree or certification (est.)

Purpose

The purpose of this project is to set the foundation for a master plan to advance career pathways in the tri-county region, for the benefit of both students and employers.

Career pathways in our region today yield higher graduation rates, sometimes double typical rates, often at reduced costs to families. Career Pathways also provide a better supply of local talent for employers.

This project gives diverse organizations a shared set of tools to use as they make plans to advance regional career pathways.


Scope of Work

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    Define

    Define a Monterey Bay regional “pathway architecture” as a shared definition.

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    Inventory

    Inventory Monterey Bay’s current pathways and initiatives, including middle skill pathways, prioritize gaps to close.

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    Identify Models

    Identify pathway models from other regions that offer best practices and address challenges and populations similar to those in Monterey Bay.

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    Identify Opportunities

    Identify cross-sector pathway opportunities across multiple industries, identifying lateral pathways between sectors.

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    Map

    Map existing support services pertaining to pathways.

Goal

By April 30, 2017, produce a summary report and recommendations, developed by tri-county stakeholders, that serves as a regional masterplan for career pathways and provides shared tools to support increased collaboration, pathway planning and talent development.


Deliverables

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    ENGAGE NATIONAL CONSULTANT: With Lumina Foundation grant funds, contract CAEL (Council for Adult & Experiential Learning) to connect our tri-county region with national best practices.

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    AD-HOC, TRI-COUNTY TEAM: An ad-hoc team of stakeholders with vested interest in assisted, career pathways to serve as the voice of those closest to pathway work.

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    SURVEY: Survey results of stakeholders to identify pathway principles, features and priorities.

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    GUIDING PRINCIPLES: A description of guiding principles and high impact features generated by the team.

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    SAMPLE BEST PRACTICES: Information, examples and stories of national best practices that address challenges and populations similar to those in our tri-county region.

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    CROSS-WALK: Examples of cross-sector mapping relevant to our population and industries where individuals from one industry migrate to a role in another industry with more upward mobility, based on similar skill sets.

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    INDIVIDUAL INTERVIEWS: A report of findings in one-on-one interviews with individual stakeholders for each, existing career pathway (Note: This was added to the project scope mid-way, extending the original time table by 90 days).

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    IN-PROCESS

    DEFINITION: A shared definition of what constitutes a career pathway

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    INVENTORY: An inventory of existing career pathways in the tri-county region and their main component parts, including both academic and social supports.

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    INFO GRAPHIC: A standard info graphic to depict career pathways that can be used in shared websites and print materials.

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    MATURITY MODEL: A model which outlines the principles and features found in career pathways at various stages of pathway development to aid in planning future development.

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    MEASURES: Shared measures of pathway quality, impact and outcomes.

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    COMING SOON

    SUMMARY REPORT: A summary report outlining the current state of career pathways in the region and recommendations for a future master plan. The report will be used as a catalyst for progress among industry and education partners, as a framework for regional strategic planning and to attract investments to the region.

Project Team Members

Role Name/Organization Responsibilities
CORE TEAM
Project Manager Darcey Merriam Plans and manages the project; ensures project success
Core Team Member Michael Applegate
Bright Futures
Measurement, data & outcomes
Consultant Jade H. Arn
Council for Adult and Experiential learning
National best practices,
applied locally
Consultant Joel Simon
Council for Adult and Experiential Learning
National best practices,
applied locally
AD-HOC TEAM (stakeholders)