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Creating Pathways to Advancement: A Manual for Project Developers

James D. Megson and Amy F. Robins

Developed by Jobs for the Future, Creating Pathways to Advancement exemplifies a growing field of practice in career ladders and low-skilled worker advancement models. The Pathways model presents a framework for providing publicly funded employment and training services that meet the needs of employers, job seekers, and incumbent workers—particularly those in low-wage, low-skill jobs. Through its initial demonstration in Seattle, Pathways to Advancement proved to be an effective strategy for fundamentally changing the way the public workforce development system operates. Jobs for the Future prepared Creating Pathways to Advancement as a guide for Workforce Development Councils and Workforce Investment Boards interested in replicating Seattle's Pathways to Advancement strategy.