Introduction

Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers posits that integrating education and workforce data will go a long way in removing the guesswork for individuals navigating the college and career maze. A number of states have started to leverage integrated education and workforce data by developing publicly available information tools in these five areas:
  •     Education Projections, Business Expansion, and Workforce Quality
  •     Program Alignment with Labor Market Demand
  •     Curriculum Alignment with Workforce Requirements
  •     Counseling and Career Pathways
  •     Job Placement and Skills Gap Analysis
Source: 
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers