The career pathways model is designed to help people get the training they need to find good jobs and employers find skilled workers. However, little is understood about how career pathways programs can support career advancement that lead to jobs that lead to a stable career and family-sustaining wages. This brief presents three types of career advancement strategies, with examples from five programs, that help people move beyond the first step on a career pathway and successfully advance in their careers. It concludes with takeaways for the three strategies to help practitioners, policymakers, and program funders better support career advancement.
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