Pathways to Prosperity

Pathways to Prosperity logoWith partnership support of JP Morgan Chase, the Ohio Business Roundtable, Battelle, the Educational Service Center and Columbus State, the Central Ohio Compact joined the network of states to build a system of grades 9-14 career pathways in collaboration with employers and aligned with labor market demands.

The Pathways to Prosperity Network, a collaboration of states, Jobs for the Future, and the Pathways to Prosperity Project at Harvard Graduate School of Education, seeks to ensure that many more youth complete high school and attain a postsecondary credential with currency in the labor market. The long-term goal is to create regional systems of career pathways that serve the most students. Key industry sectors identified for pathways building include information technology, health care, business/logistics, and advanced manufacturing.

In November 2013, Columbus State and Jobs for the Future convened a group of K12 and higher education partners to begin a work plan for the next year, draft dual enrollment recommendations, and discuss transportation solutions for work-based learning. The Jobs for the Future presentations reviewed during the meeting are available below.

Central Ohio IT Occupations Chart Book (.pptx)

The Pathways to Prosperity State Network: Documents Compendium (.pptx)

Partnership Form – Please complete the form found here to help us identify your individual District needs in order to guide us in building a collaborative work plan around those needs, and to further individualize next steps.