Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways Initiative Releases Roadmap to Success

Posted by Andrala Walker - On April 10, 2012 (EST)

Advanced Manufacturing Career Pathways Initiative Releases Roadmap to Success Plan

In August 2010, the Greater Peninsula was one of three regions selected from sixteen to be awarded a Regional Career Pathways Grant by the Virginia Community College System. Facilitated by the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development (PCFWD) and Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC), the grant, part of a Ford Foundation Grant to Virginia, was aimed at developing an integrated and coordinated Career Pathway System for high school students and adults at all levels. Partners include businesses, post-secondary education, adult education, and secondary education (both school divisions and New Horizons Regional Education Center).

The Peninsula grant focused on the Advanced and Precision Manufacturing Technologies Career Pathway. The program aligns economic and workforce systems through a comprehensive Career Pathways Strategic Plan for Advanced Technology. This grant was used to conduct a labor market study of jobs in green and advanced technologies in manufacturing on the Virginia Peninsula from 2012 – 2016, including how changes in the economy and the emergence of green jobs will effect this sector. The data was used to develop a strategic plan to align programs, including GED and Middle College, to assist high school students and adults into those employment opportunities with the right skill sets.

The Peninsula Council for Workforce Development just released its Roadmap to Success - A Strategic Plan for Career Pathways in Advanced Manufacturing. Click here to read the plan.  In addition, PCFWD has also released its new career pathways website and a powerpoint presentation.

View the Virginia Peninsula Career Pathways in Advance and Precision Manufacturing Technologies 2012-2016 Executive Summary and the Career Pathway Profiles reports.

Virginia Peninsula Career Pathways: website now live!
Click here to view the website - Advanced and Precision Manufacturing Technologies Careers in the Virginia Peninsula Region

Extreme Career Pathways: Presentation
Click here for the Career Pathways presentation that was presented at the HIRE Conference 2012.

For more information on the Regional Career Pathways project, contact Shawn Avery at savery@pcfwd.org




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