Part 1-Aligning DEI and Career Pathways System and Program Strategies
3:00 PM ~ 4:00 PM ET
This DEI Grantee Learning Opportunity examines strategies to ensure that existing State Career Pathways (CP) systems and local CP programs are fully integrated and accessible for all WIOA customers. It is the first in a three part series on DEI and Career Pathways.
The presenters, Dave Mayer (CP Subject Matter Expert for DEI) and Miranda Kennedy (Director of Training) with NDI Consulting, Inc. will provide an analysis of the relationship of DEI and CP strategies. This will include information on how Career Pathways and DEI intervention strategies intersect at the systems and customer levels, and action items for DEI project staff and partners to engage in to capitalize upon that intersection to create inclusive programs and promote positive performance outcomes.
DEI Grantees and DRCs will come away from the presentation able to:
- Describe career pathways (CP) strategies, including the “six elements” of CP
- Distinguish the parallels that exist between DEI and CP strategies in relation to WIOA principles
- Coordinate DEI partners for active alignment of DEI approaches with existing CP models
- Organize DEI partners to develop and implement an action plan to support and assist existing CP programs to create a fully integrated workforce system and promote inclusivity of individuals with multiple barriers to employment including individuals with disabilities
Program Manager of DEI Technical Assistance
Miranda Kennedy, DEI Director of Training and Technical Assistance