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Career Pathways: From School to Retirement

Jerry W. Hedge and Gary W. Carter


Numerous transformations have taken place in the workplace during the past several decades, combining to produce a dramatically different career landscape for individuals, educators, and organizations. Career pathways is a workforce development strategy that can be used to support career development activities and transitions across school and work roles. Adopting a career pathways framework and approach can help guide educational institutions in teaching students competencies that will increase their employability and can also help organizations develop people strategically, build engagement, ... More

Keywords: career pathways, career pathways systems, career trajectories, career development, career crafting, gig economy, apprenticeships, career technical education, data science, career adaptability

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190907785
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190907785.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jerry W. Hedge, editor
Senior Program Director and Research Scientist in Education and Workforce Development, RTI International

Gary W. Carter, editor
Director of Talent Management, Personnel Decisions Research Institutes

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Section 1 Career Pathways for Workforce Education and Economic Development

6 Connecting College and the Workplace Through Pathway Development in Kansas

Sandra Staklis, Laura Rasmussen Foster, Debra Mikulka, and Christa Smith

7 Giving Manufacturing Career Pathways a LIFT

Myriam Sullivan and Deborah Kobes

Section 2 Career Pathways for Individuals and Organizations

9 How to Steer Your Career?

Jessie Koen and Roy B. L. Sijbom

11 Purpose, Meaning, and Career Pathways

Bryan J. Dik, Alexandra J. Alayan, and Kaitlyn A. Reed

12 Career Pathways Case Study

Kenneth T. Bruskiewicz and Lindsay Mach Sherer

Section 3 Emerging Issues in Career Pathways

15 Emerging Career Pathways

Gary W. Carter and Jerry W. Hedge

17 Using O*NET to Identify and Design Career Pathways

Denise E. Craven and David Rivkin

18 Fulfilling the Promise of Career Pathways

Gary W. Carter and Jerry W. Hedge

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