COABE Research and Perspectives on Career Pathways
Organizational Author(s): Coalition on Adult Basic Education
The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) released a special edition of the COABE Journal featuring research and perspectives on career pathways. Among the featured articles in the journal addressed the need for adult educators to use performance measures in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to tell the story of how adult education impacts the lives of individuals and their communities.
Within (WIOA) and the Higher Education Act (HEA), the seven part career pathways definition emphasizes integrated education and training, career navigation, support services, and sector strategies. It offers a service delivery model that can effectively and equitably serve individuals who face barriers to employment. It also provides a strategy for how to connect individuals to education and economic mobility instead of short-term job training and low-wage employment.
The special career pathways edition of the COABE Journal is a timely and important resource.