Many of us have heard of Career Pathways but what do we mean by Career Pathways? How as education and workforce providers can we partner to ensure high quality outcomes for students and employers alike? By 2018, some 70 percent of jobs in Minnesota will require training beyond a high school diploma. But today, only 40 percent of Minnesota workers have such training. This is the skills gap. There is a growing sense of urgency felt by employers, educators, workers, students and others, as unemployment rates are dropping, more people are retiring and the mismatch in skills between what employers need and what workers have, is increasingly being felt.
Greater Twin Cities United Way, in partnership with CLASP (Center for Law and Social Policy), will address these questions and more at its upcoming forum –Strengthening Your Career Pathway Systems: Tools, Tips and Tactics. Career pathways are gaining momentum as a strategy to improve regional economies and individual economic mobility. At this conference you’ll explore strategies from across the country for strengthening, scaling and sustaining current career pathway innovations and best practices. This is an opportunity for leaders in higher education, including Chief Academic Officers, Deans, and instructors, to learn, share and discuss strategies, tactics and tools for meeting employers’ and the regions’ need for a skilled workforce, particularly in relation to sector-based career pathways. There will be speakers from the U.S. Department of Labor, National Governor’s Association, CLASP, National Skills Coalition, and from programs and institutions across the country.
Special Group Rate Through October 18: $150 for 8-10 people (over 50% off). For more information or to register a group or individual, you can use the links in the Evite below.