Career Pathways Framework

Developed by the Berks County Career Pathways Alliance, the K-12 Career Pathways Framework is designed as a systematic approach to ensure all students in Berks County access to information, resources, experiences, and training from kindergarten through grade 12 which will contribute to informed decision making and post-graduation success.

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Activities, experiences, and curriculum focus support career development related to five career paths:Career Pathways FrameworkDownload the Career Pathways Framework here: Berks County Career Pathways Framework

Students will be introduced to and participate in K-12 activities, experiences, courses, and elective selection focusing on the following five pathways:

  • Arts and Communication
  • Business Finance and Information Technology
  • Engineering & Industry Technology
  • Human Services
  • Science and Health

About Career Pathways

Career Pathways

A Career Pathways System (or initiative) operates at a local/community level, consisting of a partnership among employers and employer organizations, postsecondary colleges, universities and training providers, career technology centers, primary and secondary schools, workforce and economic development agencies, labor groups, and social service providers to offer a variety of Pathways Programs of Study for youth and adult learners. The Career Pathways System has defined expectations, processes, and policies to guide the development and delivery of Pathways Programs of Study, and clarifies the roles and responsibilities of all involved stakeholders.


Building Pathways Between School & Work Symposium Resources

Berks County Career Pathways Resources

Building Pathways: Career Ready BerksJoin us for the 2nd Annual Building Pathways: Career Ready Berks on Tuesday, October 30th!

Join us for a free symposium focusing on the Career Ready Berks platform and the “State of Career Pathways in Berks County.” We encourage businesses to attend to learn how they can provide information, resources, and training programs that will result in informed students, a more skilled workforce, and a brighter future for the Greater Reading area and Berks County.

contact: Stacy Dunleavy – 610-987-8496 –