Assign Roles

Structure partnerships to optimize success.

Career Pathways Action Guide Phase:

After you’ve assessed who you will partner with, be sure to assign roles to each one. Each partner’s role should serve their goals and contribute to the outcomes of your local urban forestry career pathway.

Use the sample partner roles below to get started. For a more complete list of career pathway partner roles, refer to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Career Pathways Toolkit.

Partner Roles
  • Instructor/educator/trainer
  • Wraparound service provider
  • Mentor supplier
  • Convener
  • Curriculum designer
  • Employer/hiring entity
  • Fundraiser
  • Credentialing body
  • Equipment supplier

Be sure to have each partner sign up to fulfill at least two roles and commit to fulfilling those roles for at least two cohorts of program participants to allow for lessons learned to be implemented the second time.



Career Pathways Action Guide