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Streamlining Career Pathways

Once trainees are aware of and enter into the workforce, retaining workers in the organization and the greater industry is essential. One way to support worker engagement and retention is to ensure workers have a clear vision of a pathway into and through their careers.  A streamlined career pathway is a clear sequence of employer-validated education, credentials, and experience that allow workers to obtain employment and advance to jobs with progressively more responsibility and fair compensation.

When learners and workers don’t understand their options or what they need to progress, it can lead to low morale, disengagement, and lost productivity. While some careers that support green and energy-efficient buildings exist as standalone pathways, many are embedded within existing trades and professions. Therefore developing new or streamlining existing pathways may require coordination with not only employers, but other stakeholders that provide complimentary or transferable skills training and education.