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The Office of Workforce Investment continues its Career Pathways Webinar Series by focusing specifically on the roles that State and Local Workforce  Investment Boards can play in the implementation of career pathway systems. The Webinar will provide the Regional Offices, State and Local Workforce  Investment Boards, One-Stop Career Center staff, and workforce training  partners with detailed examples and resources to support the various roles  that the workforce investment system has in building successful career pathways for adults.


Mary Gardner Clagett, Director of Workforce Policy, Jobs for the Future
Linda Preysz, Special Assignments, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Pat Schramm, Executive Director, Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin
Artee Williams, Director, Arkansas Department of Workforce Development
Phil Harris, Assistant Director, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services

Andrala Walker, Workforce Analyst, Employment and Training Administration

Date: March 28, 2012

2:00 pm EST (60 minutes in length)
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3/15/12 at 2:00 pm - Building Effective Career Pathway Systems: Tools You Can Use Click here to register for this free hour-long webinar
Don't miss this exciting second installment of ETA’s Career Pathways Webinar  Series. The US Department of Labor's Office of Workforce Investment will highlight strategies and newly designed  tools to build effective career pathways in states, local areas, and tribal communities. It will provide the Regional Offices, State and Local Workforce Investment Boards, One-Stop Career Center staff, education,  and workforce training partners with resources and proven examples to build successful career pathways. States and tribal entities that have  successfully implemented career pathways will be highlighted. Speakers include: Mary Alice McCarthy, Ph.D., Education Research Specialist, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education; Evangeline Campbell, Chief, Division of Indian and Native American Programs, Employment and Training Administration; Veronica Boone, Social Services Director, Tucson Indian Center; Kathryn Hund, Director of Workforce Education and Training, Kansas Department of Commerce and Board of Regents; and Keith Lawing, Executive Director, Workforce Alliance of South-Central Kansas. Andrala Walker, Workforce Analyst from the Employment and Training Administration, will moderate the
MI-BEST has a new website at www.marylandibest.com. MI-BEST is an innovative Career Pathways program that accelerates the ability of at-risk adults to earn college credits and credentials through the co-teaching of basic skills and occupational instruction. MI-BEST: (1) provides an integrated curriculum, (2) administers wrap-around support services, (3) establishes career pathways, and (4) delivers high demand occupational training. MI-BEST pilot programs debuted in Spring 2011 at community colleges in Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Prince George’s, and Montgomery counties. The programs demonstrated a combined program retention rate of 81% as compared to the standard 70% retention rate among regular ABE students. A second round of MI-BEST programs are underway at the aforementioned colleges and the College of Southern Maryland. 

MI-BEST was developed in partnership with the Annie E. Casey Foundation. MWC proudly serves as MI-BEST's administrative entity.