More About Career Pathways

Oregon’s community colleges are committed to easing transitions for students to help them get the skills they need to compete in the labor market. Credentials, certificates, and degrees make a difference in the workplace and in increasing earnings. Learn more about Oregon’s Pathways to Advancement initiative.

So, what is a Career Pathway, anyway?

High School Students, Guidance Counselors, and Parents:

Are you in high school and interested learning more about careers and academic programs at Oregon colleges and universities to get a start on discovering and planning a fulfilling career? PAVTEC has developed a website to guide high school students, parents, counselors, teachers, educators and others with resources around a particular career path.

Portland Community College Career Pathways Action Plan

2011-2013 PCC Career Pathways Action Plan

Portland Community College Career Pathways Steering Committee

The Career Pathways Steering Committee maintains a framework for the PCC Career Pathways Initiative by providing support and advocacy, facilitating institutionalization and integration between stakeholders, and envisioning the future to meet the educational and economic needs of the community.

2011-12 Committee Members

Steering Committee Meeting Notes:


February 24, 2011

May 31, 2011

November 4, 2011


November 4, 2010

June 3, 2010

January 20, 2010


October 21, 2009

July 15, 2009

April 27, 2009


July 23, 2008

May 22, 2008

March 21, 2008

Career Pathways Presentations, Research Organizations and Reports


Research Organizations:

  • Community College Research Center (CCRC), Teachers College, Columbia University - CCRC conducts research on major issues affecting community colleges in the United States.
  • Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) - CLASP works to improve the labor market success of low-income individuals and their families in ways that contribute to social equity, economic growth and family well-being. At their web site you will find resources and publications related to Career Pathways.
  • Workforce Strategy Center, Toolkit - This toolkit is designed to be a reference portal for policymakers and practitioners with examples, lessons learned, and useful tools collected from around the country. The tools provide resources for those engaged in each step of WSC's five-step career pathways process.


Report Archive