Strategies and Resources to start a Career Pathways Program

Jump start to a new life with a Career Pathways program. Career Pathways (CP) programs are essential in adult education program because they provide a road map to adult learners achieving gainful employment or continuing education. Through CP programs adult learners are able to enhance their skills through workforce development courses which aid in alleviating poverty through increased earnings. Our economy has shifted from an industrial model to careers that are technology heavy. Due to this shift highly skilled occupations were on the while low skill jobs declined. Today’s job seeker requires upskilling and a specified trade or skill to be competitive in today’s job market. Harris County Department of Education offers (CP) programs that focus on offering adult learners options; short term stackable certifications or high school equivalency to community college or employment.  


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