WIN Highlights from the Western Pathways Conference 2019

As a sponsor of the Western Pathways Conference, we had the pleasure of hosting a panel session regarding Career Ready Communities. Below are two brief video segments that highlight the statewide efforts in Arizona and South Carolina.


Laying the Foundation for Constructing Career-Ready Communities:  The Arizona and South Carolina Models

Arizona Career Readiness

A major initiative set forth by Governor Ducey in partnership with ARIZONA@WORK and the Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO), the Arizona Career Readiness Credential prepares learners and  job seekers across the state. prepare for career success by demonstrating their command of seven skill areas that are relevant to every occupation, industry and career pathway across the state of Arizona.

Trevor Stokes — Arizona Workforce Program Manager, Office of Economic Opportunity

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South Carolina Ready to Work

South Carolina has embarked on a statewide innovative approach for preparing learners and for the careers and jobs that align to labor market demand. South Carolina Ready to Work, an initiative signed by the governor and a credential administrated to all 50 thousand plus eleventh grade students and adults, is connecting education and workforce to prepare future ready learners.

  • Grey Parks — Assistant Executive Director, South Carolina Workforce Operation
  • Maria Swygert — Career and Technical Education, South Carolina Department of Education
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Western Pathways Student Perspectives

Our future is bright with these up and coming leaders.

Chris Reilly, Workforce Development & Education Lead - Tesla

Strong leadership, engaging employer partners and investment in people make for a successful and sustainable model.

Teresa Chasteen, CEO - WIN Learning

Sharing the vision for career readiness and the 6 core strategies and recommendations for creating effective career pathways.

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Idaho Leader

Idaho sharing their stare leader approach. Learning ABOUT Work, Learning THROUGH Work, LEARNING AT Work. Collective impact approach to engaging community stakeholders.

Martin Simon, Economic Opportunity NGA

#GoodJobsForAllAmericans with National Governors Association. Key areas - technology, skill development, nature of work, and demographics.

Arizona, South Carolina & WIN

What a great group! Thanks for the insightful conversations about constructing #careerready communities.