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News & Happenings of the DC Health Care Workforce Partnership

Headlines:

  • Workforce Partnership Website is Live
  • Health Care is a Career Destination – Social Media Posts
  • Annual Health Care Occupations Report 2022
  • Free Trainings for Qualifying DC Residents
  • Survey Reminder
  • Health Care Employers: Can We Talk? Listening Session
  • Funding Opportunity
  • Career Opportunity
  • Meet Bolutife (Bolu) Omoloju

News & Happenings of the DC Health Care Workforce Partnership

Headlines:

  • Mayor Bowser’s Healthcare Workforce Taskforce Continues Work
  • Workforce Partnership Website is Live
  • Health Care is a Career Destination – Social Media Posts
  • Annual Health Care Occupations Report 2022
  • Free Trainings for Qualifying DC Residents
  • Health Care Employers: Can We Talk?
  • Career Opportunity

Career Pathways

Career Pathways is a workforce development approach to building a knowledgeable workforce. Career pathways are comprehensive — articulating education and training steps between occupations in an industry sector, combined with support services, to enable individuals to enter and exit at various levels and to advance over time to higher skills, recognized credentials, and better jobs with higher pay.

Each step on a career pathway is designed explicitly to prepare individuals to progress to the next level of employment and/or education. Individuals are aware of the pathway, connections are transparent, and next steps are clear to reach their career goals. Career pathways strategies target jobs in industries of importance to local and regional economies and build strong relationships with employers. Career pathways operate at two levels — systems and individual program levels.

A Career Pathways Program is a clear sequence of connected education coursework, training credentials, short- and long‐term work‐based learning and sustainable support services aligned with employer‐validated work readiness standards and competencies that enable individuals to secure employment with livable wages within a specific industry or occupational sector and advance over time to successively higher levels in that sector; and promote equitable and inclusive access and increase the supply chain of diverse qualified workers in the target industry.

A Career Pathways System is a broad approach to serving populations seeking employment by reducing systemic barriers and creating opportunities for individuals to advance within specific fields through career pathways programs.

A Career Pathways System alters the way the workforce system delivers services and enhances the relationship with partner organizations and stakeholders to the development of a skilled knowledge‐economy workforce by expanding access in an equitable and inclusive way that produces diverse workers who gain industry‐recognized and academic credentials necessary to work in careers that are in‐demand.

Career Pathways Systems transform the role of employers from a customer to a partner and a co‐leader and co‐investor in the development of the workforce.

    1. Advancement of anti‐racism and meaningful DEI practices
    2. Built and sustainable cross‐agency partnerships with clarified roles
    3. Engaged industry sectors and employers
    4. Designed industry‐validated education and training programs
    5. Identified funding needs and sources
    6. Aligned policies and programs
    7. Measured system changes and performance
    8. Accessibility to every resident