Career Development Framework

Posted by Philadelphia Youth Network on March 19, 2018

PYN Resource Release: Career Development Framework

On January 18, PYN introduced its Career Development Framework, a data-driven resource to create a common understanding of what an equitable, high-quality career pathway system entails . You may have seen it at PYN’s Annual Meeting, or in the City of Philadelphia’s recently released workforce plan, Fueling Philadelphia’s Talent Engine. We encourage you to take a deeper look, and consider ways this Framework can influence your work and your conversations.

About the Framework

WHAT IS IT? PYN’s Career Development Framework provides a unified approach to skill development, career readiness, career retention and advancement, bridging the career pathway needs of the emerging workforce with the expectations of employers.

WHY IS IT UNIQUE? There are many different frameworks in existence, each individually depicting quality youth development, career continuums, and/or career readiness in isolation. We chose to develop this Framework because it uniquely offers a full picture of career development, from early awareness through career retention & advancement and marries the most up-to-date research in youth development with employer expectations.

HOW CAN YOU USE IT? Our Framework can be used in a variety of ways, depending on one’s needs and goals. The Career Development Framework can be useful for:

  • educators
  • employers
  • intermediaries
  • funders
  • policymakers
  • practitioners

Interested in learning more?
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