Rigorous Program of Study Framework

Ten Components and Subcomponents

Component 2:


Ongoing relationships among education, business, and other community stakeholders are central to POS design, implementation, and maintenance.


Collaborative partnerships should:

  • Create written memoranda of understanding that elaborate the roles and responsibilities of partnership members.
  • Conduct ongoing analyses of economic and workforce trends to identify statewide (or regional) POS to be created, expanded, or discontinued.
  • Link into existing initiatives that promote workforce and economic development, such as sector strategies and other activities supported by the Workforce Investment Act.
  • Identify, validate, and keep current the technical and workforce readiness skills that should be taught within a POS.     >>>Next>>>