Helping People Advance Beyond an Entry-Level Job
Career pathways—a model that supports postsecondary and job advancement to improve career opportunities for adults and youth—helps people get the training they need to find and keep good jobs and helps employers meet their needs for skilled workers. Evidence shows career pathways help people succeed in an initial step on a career pathway but they typically lead to entry-level jobs, often at lower wages that may not support a family. To fulfill the promise of career pathways, we need to help people advance beyond the initial step.
How can policy—within government, institutions, organizations, and industry—better support career advancement?