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Increase the Resources Supporting Career Navigation
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Increase the Resources Supporting Career Navigation

New federal programs or initiatives ought to encourage attention to and resources for growing and testing improved career navigation models.

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The supply of affordable career navigation assistance falls far short of meeting what’s needed, especially in public and nonprofit systems. To help solve this problem, the federal government could increase funding for career navigation services through the Workforce Investment Act and other current programs.

It could also offer incentives to state governments and local institutions such as community colleges to increase career development funding by providing matching funds or challenge grants for the increased investments. New federal programs or initiatives—such as the American Graduation Initiative, which seeks to increase the number of adults with postsecondary credentials—ought to encourage  attention to and resources for growing and testing improved career navigation models.

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