6/10/13 - The Proliferation of Career Pathways and Two-Generation Programs

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This week’s Employment and Training Reporter highlights evaluation strategies undertaken by university partners to measure the results of career pathways programs across the country.  The Health Professions Opportunity Grant program (HPOG) that originates from the Affordable Care Act has provided grantees with $67 million of funds to develop their career pathways programs, opening the door for researchers to evaluate the outcomes of training and education programs in selected healthcare fields. The Ray Marshall Center is working with colleagues at Northwestern University and other universities to evaluate the outcomes and impacts of training programs provided by the Tulsa Community Action Program, an HPOG grantee that provides two-generation education and has a strong nursing and health information technology career pathways program known as CareerAdvance©.  CAP is the only HPOG grantee that is operating an explicit 2-generation strategy.

Read the article on page 471.

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