DEVELOP CAREER LADDERS
FOR TEACHERS AND SCHOOL LEADERS.
provide the developmental, grade-building experiences that qualify employees for non-competitive promotion to the next level but also require them to meet one-year time-in-grade requirements and demonstrate the ability to perform at the next level.
The med-tech career ladders
worked well enough that we went on to develop a technical-laboratory-associate career ladder
for that group of lab employees.
In much of the service sector, additional training offers meager rewards because career ladders
Shoreline Community College in a suburb of Seattle is working with employers and people moving off welfare to create career ladders
in four occupational clusters.
These difficulties may in part result from the fact that the FBI's career ladder
for intelligence analysts is truncated compared with similar career ladders
at some other federal agencies.
Design principles and guidelines of effective career ladders
are as follows: (1) a demand-driven workforce intermediary plays a leadership role; (2) career ladders
acknowledge the needs of employers as the central determinant of required skills and training and build relationships among firms and providers of workforce development services; (3) career ladders
demonstrate clear pathways entry-level, to intermediate level, to professional within a single firm or through a network of participating employers; and (4) career ladders
provide pathways or structures for employers to "grow" or find workers that meet their business needs.
Teaching would gain some of the accoutrements of a profession, such as career ladders
that enable teachers to gain in status and pay without leaving the classroom; master teachers would design training programs and supervise no vices.
These roles rob superintendents, principals and other district leaders of the staffing authority to shape a mission-driven faculty, and grant union leaders the power to short-circuit any reform efforts affecting teacher compensation or employment, including merit pay, differentiated staffing, alternative certification, career ladders
and the like.
For example, Project QUEST in San Antonio is also building career ladders
to help its city address the tremendous shortage of healthcare workers.
The National Clearinghouse, developed by the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute in cooperation with the Direct Care Alliance, conducts surveys and studies analyzing workforce issues such as recruitment and training, career ladders
, staffing ratios, wage pass-throughs, and other vehicles for ensuring a quality working environment for direct-care workers.
We gave administration direction to create career ladders
in areas that do not have it.