Professional Development Advisory Council

Workforce Development and Pathways Committee


  • Develop a more comprehensive career lattice that clearly articulates varied pathways in the system.
  • Analyze stackability of credentials, and how they are offered and utilized, with the goal of providing multiple pathways.
  • Explore how levers and supports, including scholarships and Great START, can be used to strengthen credentials.
  • Create continuity between DCFS and credentials.
  • Explore responsive practices for direct and entitled routes and supporting credential attainment.
  • Support state efforts for meaningful articulation between 2- and 4- year institutions.

Upcoming Meetings:

 Date  Time  Location
 August 24, 2020  1:00PM-3:00PM  Zoom
 November 30, 2020  1:00PM-3:00PM  Zoom
 February 15, 2021  1:00PM-3:00PM  Zoom
 April 12, 2021  1:00PM-3:00PM  Zoom
 May 17, 2021  1:00PM-3:00PM  Zoom

WDP Agendas
WDP Minutes




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