ADULT EDUCATION CAREER PATHWAYS

Career Pathways are an integrated collection of programs and services intended to develop students’ core academic, technical and employability skills. A Career Pathways initiative consists of a partnership between adult education, post-secondary institutions, workforce and economic development agencies, employers, labor groups and social service providers.

The resources, activities and links contained in this toolkit are intended to assist Connecticut Adult Education teachers as they promote career awareness and reinforce academic skills necessary for success. These activities can be used in any subject area, and can augment or replace lessons currently in use. The goal of a successful Career Pathways program is to prepare adult students to advance to post-secondary, vocational training, apprenticeships or careers.

For Connecticut-specific information, view or download the CT Department of Labor publication 2017 Career Paths (updated annually) or the information on entry-level positions in Connecticut Careers. The Connecticut Department of Labor offers free, downloadable 11x17 posters on careers, and a laminated set may be ordered for a reasonable cost: https://www1.ctdol.state.ct.us/lmi/careerposters.asp

There are several resources published by the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL). Adult Education students can find general information on the CTDOL website, and can sign up for free training and other job-related resources after creating an account on CTHires.