Friday, January 10, 2014 11:00 AM ~ 12:30 PM ET

States and local areas across Region 5 are developing Career Pathways models to better align education and training programs with employer needs. This webinar will highlight two of those models to provide specific “how-to” information for others interested in developing Career Pathways initiatives. Presentations will cover:


  • The “Six Key Elements” critical to successful Career Pathways models
  • The ideal state/local governmental structure to support Career Pathways models
  • Key partnerships needed to fully implement Career Pathways
  • Strategies for effectively engaging employers to inform training design & delivery
  • How Career Pathways can integrate with and positively impact local workforce development systems
The discussion will be facilitated by Danielle Waddell, Federal Project Officer for USDOL/ETA, Region 5 who will be joined by:
  • Annie Welch (Principal Planner, MN Department of Employment and Economic Development)
  • Amy Lord (Planning Coordinator, Anoka County Job Training Center)
  • Zoe Thompson, (Director, Workforce Training and Education, Kansas Dept. of Commerce)
  • Katie Baker (Director of One-Stop Operations, Workforce Centers of South Central Kansas)

This webinar will include an interactive question and answer period. Attendees who are new to Career Pathways or those seeking more in-depth information are encouraged to review the Career Pathways Toolkit prior to the webinar.


Danielle Waddell, Federal Project Officer, Employment and Training Administration


Annie Welch, Principle Planner, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Amy Lord, Planning Coordinator, Anoka County Job Training Center

Zoe Thompson, Director, Workforce Training and Education, Kansas Department of Commerce