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A career pathway combines education, training, and support services to prepare an individual to enter a particular occupation. Usually industry-led, it aligns program offerings with in-demand skillsets that support the local economy.

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* 1. Please indicate the region where you are looking to build or improve an existing urban forestry career pathway:

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* 2. Please rank the sectors below in order of greatest need of a workforce in your region. Relatively, your #1 ranked sector should have the greatest need, and your #5 ranked need should have the least need.

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* 3. Please check up to 3 of the following urban forestry-related positions anticipated to be most in demand of new workers within the next year in your region. 

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* 4. Urban forestry career pathway programs can include a number of elements. Which of the below program elements would be ideal to include in a program that serves your area?

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* 5. Are you aware of career pathways programs in your area that can help fill the demand for these workers?

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* 6. If they exist, do your programs focus on matriculating underrepresented groups facing obstacles to employment (veterans, people of color, those in the re-entry population, women, disabled people, etc.) into urban forestry and our allied professions?

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* 7. Which of the partners below are currently engaged in your local urban forestry career pathway? Please check all that apply.

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* 8. Which of the partners below are most willing and likely to get involved in informing or helping to manage an urban forestry career pathway if facilitation and convening support were provided?

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* 9. Please share any challenges or opportunities for urban forestry career pathways in your region.

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* 10. In order to gather as much baseline urban forestry data as possible and to enter your region in the running to receive one of four $20,000 capacity-building grants to support the urban forestry career pathway in your city, please share your email in the box below. You will be emailed a separate link in early January 2020 to fill out a more detailed questionnaire that follows the format of the recently released Career Pathways Action Guide. Responses are due January 31, 2020, and the capacity-building grants are scheduled to be administered in the late winter/early spring of 2020.

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