The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) presents an extraordinary opportunity to transform and improve the public workforce system by providing job-driven occupational or technical training for American workers and jobseekers. 

WIOA supports the development of strong, vibrant regional economies, where businesses thrive and people want to live and work.  Partners working together to meet community workforce needs is critical for economic growth. 

Known career pathways and industry competency models help workforce professionals guide customers to the right training.

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Competency Model Clearinghouse

The industry Competency Model Clearinghouse (CMC) maps the skills, knowledge and abilities (KSAs) needed in industries, and is a part of the CareerOneStop suite of resources, sponsored by the Employment and Training Administration. 

Building Career Pathways: Roles for the Workforce System

The workforce investment system has an important role in building successful career pathways for adults and youth.  

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Career Pathways Toolkit: A Guide for System Development

In addition to the core partners required to develop a Unified Plan, there are other important partners that should be engaged in career pathways work, so that the state can develop a more comprehensive combined plan. 

Partnering agencies may wish to participate on the State’s career pathways leadership team.

Career Pathways Toolkit 2011

This Toolkit offers a clear and user-friendly road map for administrators, practitioners, and policymakers developing career pathways systems at state, regional, or local levels.

It outlines the Six Key Elements Framework, highlights promising practice,s and provides tools designed to support visioning and strategic planning.
            Tools for Workforce Board Members and Staff
Sector Partnerships and Career Pathways in Colorado
The Colorado model is designed to create and sustain a business-led Colorado talent system that integrates the work of economic development, education, training and workforce development to meet the needs of businesses, students and job seekers.