Global Pathways Institute was created to find solutions to our national failure to prepare huge numbers of young people for success, including achieving economic independence.
“I want to acknowledge the critical and important and excellent work that Global Pathways Institute is doing on behalf of students in Arizona and across the Southwest.”
Global Pathways Institute is committed to creating an America in which all young people are prepared to lead productive and successful lives. We believe that providing young people with high-quality multiple pathways is the best way to help them discover and develop their potential and achieve economic independence.
GPI will advance a national movement to provide high-quality multiple pathways to economic independence for all young people. We will work with the organizations, institutions, and individuals aligned with GPI to accelerate awareness and adoption of effective pathways models, to facilitate development of innovative pathways programs and policies, and to build support for the national movement.
Our system for preparing young people to achieve the American Dream is badly broken. The symptoms include the world’s highest college dropout rate; over $1 trillion in student loan debt; and staggering levels of teen and young adult unemployment / underemployment. This crisis now touches virtually every family in America.
Developing effective solutions to the Pathways challenge will require that we – and those who share our vision – work across four interrelated areas.
The Global Pathways Institute is forming a national Coalition for Career Development in partnership with key stakeholders from education, business, workforce development, government, and philanthropy. The work of this coalition will be guided by the bold ideas generated at the National Convening on Career Development held on February 22, 2016 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The mission of this coalition will be to take a leadership role in advocating for making career development a central focus in our education and workforce development systems.
Click here to learn more about our bold ideas for action and how you and your organization can join the coalition.
Reviving the American Dream by Using Career Development to Prepare all Young Adults for Career Success
U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington D.C.
MEMBERS OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE INCLUDE:
Click below to learn more about the coalition and view a meeting summary that includes the action plan developed by attendees.
Tribal Leaders Pre-Conference: Monday Morning, May 2
Conference: Monday, May 2 - Wednesday, May 4
Location: DoubleTree Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona
The Global Pathways Institute convened the second annual Southwest Pathways Conference to promote promising solutions to our region's failure to prepare huge numbers of youth for economic success. The conference hosted 144 prominent speakers and 500 attendees from 28 states and two Canadian provinces. Leaders from business and industry, education, government, and the non-profit sector learned about innovative strategies for strengthening career pathways systems and increasing the importance of career development. The Southwest Pathways Conference supports an ongoing regional movement to increase the percentage of young people who are prepared to lead successful lives as adults, and thus contribute to the growth of the region.
Click on the link below to experience the excitement generated by the 2015 Southwest Pathways Conference.
The ideas that inform GPI were first expressed in the Pathways to Prosperity report, published in 2011. Since then, the work of GPI and director William Symonds has been recognized and reported on by media outlets from across the country.
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