Using and Improving Labor Market Information in Understanding Career Pathways and Programs of Study Development and Implementation: the Crosswalk Validation Project

Publication June 2012

This presentation will discuss a project called the Crosswalk Validation Project. Learn why it is necessary to be able use a validated crosswalk if you are trying to develop and implement programs of study (POS), career pathways, or, more, generally career preparation areas. In addition, see why a validated crosswalk is necessary for state eligible agencies (SEAs) and local eligible agencies (LEAs) to build strategies for career guidance. Last but not least, know the reasons behind why it is necessary for SEAs and LEAs to use a validated crosswalk for reporting Perkins accountability requirement and more generally, engage in a conversation about why a validated crosswalk enables a more efficient use of labor market information (LMI) to develop high-demand, high-skill, and high-wage career preparation areas.

The Crosswalk Validation Project is a two-year long project led jointly by the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium and the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education that focuses on updating and refining the original national crosswalk (known as Table 7 on used by SEAs and LEAs for career guidance as well as Perkins accountability.

Kotamraju, P., & Steuernagel, B. (2012, June). Using and improving labor market information in understanding career pathways and programs of study development and implementation: The crosswalk validation project. Presentation made at the annual meeting of the Career Clusters Institute, Washington, DC.

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