Planning Tool for Building Equitable Pathways

Toolkit Year
Toolkit Publisher
Jobs for the Future
Toolkit Purpose

This Toolkit is designed to assist workforce intermediaries to gauge their capacity and effectiveness in leading and supporting the creation, improvement, and sustainability of high-quality career pathways.

Summary of Toolkit Approach

This tool is based on a set of guiding hypotheses to outline what makes an intermediary effective at facilitating equitable college and career pathways in its ecosystem:
• Strong partnership and alignment with local postsecondary institutions
• Articulated paths aligned to local labor market demands
• Strong partnership with the local employer community to advance opportunities for work-based learning
• Sustainable business model
• Policy agenda and supporting strategies

Toolkit Intended Audience

Workforce intermediaries

Toolkit Based On

Building Equitable Pathways Initiative

Toolkit Target Population
Black and Latinx youth and young people who are experiencing poverty
Primary Career Pathways Element Addressed
Align policies and programs
Design education and training programs