2012 Career Pathways Train the Trainer Series - Webinar #2: Getting Started; Convening Partners

Posted by Margaret Lamb - On August 09, 2012 (EST)

The 3-week Train-the-Trainer course provided Federal staff with the tools and resources necessary to help states, local areas, and tribal communities, build and expand career pathways systems. Participants learned how to help low-skilled, low-wage workers attain credentials and pursue career paths, while strengthening partnerships between secondary and post-secondary education, workforce investment boards, health and human services, and employers.


User Comments (12)
On September 13, 2012  Andrala Walker said:
Hi Everyone! Here's the new Discussion Topic:

Based on your review of the customizable “Implementing Career Pathways” PowerPoint we showed yesterday, post one idea in this comments section on how you might present/share/customize this information with your grantees or stakeholders (e.g. states, competitive grants, State TANF, WIA, or ABE/CTE Directors, etc.) and then respond to one of your colleagues’ posted ideas.

Give them a supporting nod or add on to their thought or idea!


On September 13, 2012  Robin Utz said:
Today, I shared the joint letter and career pathways system approach with the National Coordinating Council of Career and Technical Student Organizations. Next week, we are planning to have indepth conversations with the state grantees of the Rigorous Programs of Study and engage in conversations of how CTE can leverage other initiatives to implement the RPOS Design Framework. The states are Arizona, Maryland, Montana, Kansas, Utah, and Wisconsin.


On September 14, 2012  Andrala Walker said:
Wow, Robin! That's awesome. Did you use the PowerPoint for any of your presentation or is that part of your plan?


On September 14, 2012  Sara Hastings said:
That is great, Robin. It's good to see how the materials Mary Alice, Andrala and others have developed are going to/can be used. Our office has bi-weekly conference calls with our regional representatives and we will make sure that they know where to find these resources and the PPT so that they can give these Career Pathways presentations to the state and locals they serve. While our program serves "youth," the age of youth served goes up to 21. So, we need to make sure our youth providers understand the movement towards a Career Pathways Framekwork and can identify opportunities to connect with Adult program providers on their shared popoulation (18-21 year old youth).


On September 17, 2012  Michael Hotard said:
I know of at least one grantee we have that is actively working to implement Career Pathways in Rhode Island. This information will be very useful to them in their design and implementation process. I am looking forward to learning more information that I can share with them. They expected to face a lot of challenges in their process, so I hope to learn more about how other states overcome challenges (especially with program restrictions) to share with them. I will most likely share documents and papers that we get and have multiple discussions to disseminate the information. I don't know if I will use the PowerPoint, but I will definitely pull valuable components from it.


On September 17, 2012  Andrala Walker said:
Hi Melanie! Please email me at walker.andrala@dol.gov and I can assist you with that.


On September 17, 2012  William Kea said:
At the Employment and Training Administration - Office of Special Initiatives and Demonstrations(OSID)we have developed a series of Training Assistance presentations to educate our grantees on various topics of interest in order to support them in the management of their grants. Based on the provided Career Pathways PowerPoint slides, I tapered a presentation to meet the needs of our grantees and to stimulate their interest in Career Pathways. Likewise, my plan will be to introduce the Career Pathways process in other program areas as well.


On September 18, 2012  Martha Frydl said:
In my role in OPDR, I would review some of the potential guidance and other technical assistance documents, as well as sometimes reviewing grant RFPs, which ETA program offices prepare. So while my role is not to not share this guidance or implement these conversations directly, it is helpful to get an overview of how program offices that do interact directly with stakeholders would implement. In that sense, it is interesting to read how OSID has an educational presentation series for its grantees. I am at least familiar with what ETA program offices present to grantees, and how grantees likely would be happy to receive training and best practices/suggestions in how to coordinate career pathways with employers' needs more effectively, in order to continue improving results for job seekers.


On September 18, 2012  Martha Frydl said:
In my role in OPDR, I would review some of the potential guidance and other technical assistance documents, as well as sometimes reviewing grant RFPs, which ETA program offices prepare. So while my role is not to not share this guidance or implement these conversations directly, it is helpful to get an overview of how program offices that do interact directly with stakeholders would implement. In that sense, it is interesting to read how OSID has an educational presentation series for its grantees. I am at least familiar with what ETA program offices present to grantees, and how grantees likely would be happy to receive training and best practices/suggestions in how to coordinate career pathways with employers' needs more effectively, in order to continue improving results for job seekers.


On September 18, 2012  Gene Caso said:
Our approach in the Atlanta region will be very similar to what William described above. We've recently conducted several "Grant Management" webinars with our OSID grantees, as well as a WIA TA webinar geared to LWIAs in a specific state. We'll introduce Career Pathways to our stakeholders via webinar presentations. Terri and I are also scheduled to do a "Career Pathways" workshop at the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) national meeting on November 30th in Atlanta.


On September 19, 2012  Christopher Ransome said:
Here in Region 2/ETA-OSID we are in the process of identifying the different types of TA we will be providing and the vehicles for delivery. As a part of the planning we will be able to shape the message to our grantees and present information regarding Career Pathways. - William @ ETA utilized a good means of how to introduce Career Pathways to grantees.


On September 19, 2012  Christopher Ransome said:
Here in Region 2/ETA-OSID we are in the process of identifying the different types of TA we will be providing and the vehicles for delivery. As a part of the planning we will be able to shape the message to our grantees and present information regarding Career Pathways. - William @ ETA utilized a good means of how to introduce Career Pathways to grantees.



A Workforce3one.org account is required to submit comments. Please login now or sign up for an account.
Login Now
Register Now

  Feedback
Was this resource useful to you?
Yes
No

Related Resources


Event
Event has passed.
Start Date : 09/19/12 02:30PM ET

End Date : 09/19/12 04:00PM ET

Moderator : Andrala Walker, Workforce Analyst, Divison of WIA Adult Services and Workforce System, Employment and Training Administration



Information
Modified On : April 08, 2014
Type : Event
Viewed : 4143


Share
Email to a Friend
Send To (separate by semi-colon)

Personal Message





Tags


Get Involved
Commenting
We need your comments to help our community flourish. Provide your Professional thoughts and opinions by commenting on what interests you.

Commenting Policy
Be sure to check our Comment Policy before participating!