Literature Review: Career Pathways Programs

Published: July 19, 2013
Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment
Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Implementation, Systems and Outcome Project, 2010-2016 | Learn more about this project, OPRE Career Pathways Research Portfolio | Learn more about this project

Career pathways programs have developed over the past decade as a comprehensive framework of adult developmental and vocational education and supportive services designed to address the challenge of providing post-secondary skills training to low-income and educationally disadvantaged populations. This report reviews selected research studies on career pathways program design, implementation, outcomes and impacts.  It also summarizes the implications of the research literature for the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) National Implementation Evaluation design.  The report was developed as part of the HPOG Implementation, Systems and Outcome Project, which is being led by Abt Associates in partnership with the Urban Institute.

Last Reviewed: September 2, 2016