CareerAdvance® Implementation Study Findings through FY 2017
Authors: Cynthia Juniper, Christopher T. King, and Amy Anderson (Northwestern University)
Date: January 2018
Publication Type: Report, 54 pp.
(Prepared for the Health Profession Opportunity Grant Program, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
This report examines the implementation of CareerAdvance®, particularly focusing on how and why the program changes and adjusts to meet the requirements of HPOG II, while responding to the needs of the participants being served, the local job market, and the partners working together to implement the program. This report draws from previous CareerAdvance® reports, information on the HPOG II program, participants and their families, and interviews with CAP, Tulsa Tech and Tulsa Community WorkAdvance staff. First, this report briefly describes the organizations partnering to implement HPOG II version of CareerAdvance®. It then examines changes made to the program components, including the eligibility requirements, recruitment, assessment, and selection process, support services, training options, and other program elements. Also, it describes the HPOG II FY 2017 (September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017) cohorts enrolled in training, including assessment scores and detailed demographic information on participants and their families, as well as program completion and certification attainment of all HPOG II participants (April 2016 – August 31, 2017).