As you review how well your program ran against the measures you set up in step 3, use the following tables to assess how your program results can contribute to the regional urban forestry career pathway.
Each row in this table references a step along the career pathway. Different programs may offer training that enables participants to graduate one or more of these steps. Urban forestry career pathway programs are not uniform with their offerings; some ready trainees for an OSHA chainsaw safety certification; others equip trainees to test for a pesticide applicator license.
Assessing how the new workforce matriculates through your local urban forestry career pathway is a key element of being able to evaluate if your program successfully puts more folks on a path to success or better equips program graduates to be retained in the field. Each row in the table above, located on page 42 within section 6 of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Career Pathways Toolkit, references key indicators along the journey of moving through the early stages of their career.