Work began for the creation of the Wisconsin Career Pathways Website led by the Wisconsin Technical College System and supported by a Carl Perkins WTCS reserve grant. A cross-functional interagency team was formed, an Executive Team selected, the mission defined and audiences defined.
The mission of the Wisconsin Career Pathways Website Project is to partner with educational organizations, government, and business & industry to develop a feasibility analysis report with recommendations to create a statewide Career Pathways Website to be accessed by Wisconsin citizens in the pursuit of career planning and pathway sharing.
With more than 420 school districts in Wisconsin, each governed by a separate school board, how does a state get everyone involved in moving forward with developing Programs of Study? Answer: By building a dynamic, data-driven website at www.WICareerPathways.org. The site integrates the development of secondary-to-postsecondary Programs of Study with students’ Plans of Study within the framework of Wisconsin’s Career Clusters®. Supported by the Wisconsin Technical College System through Perkins funding, a large inclusive cross-functional project team kicked off the initiative in 2008 and came up with a multi-phased plan. Fox Valley Technical College took the lead on behalf of all 16 WTCS technical colleges to design and develop the website.