Career Pathways Intermediate Outcomes (CPIO) Study, 2014-2019

Project Overview

This project is implementing 36-month follow-up studies to the federally-sponsored Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Impact Study and the Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) Project, both of which are examining early program outcomes at 15 months after entry into the study. The goal of the intermediate outcomes studies is to rigorously evaluate the intermediate and longer-term impact of career pathways program models on the educational progress and self-sufficiency of individuals who participate in the programs. Key evaluation questions that will be addressed in these studies include:

  • What are the longer-term effects of the HPOG and Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) programs on their populations of interest?
  • How do effects of career pathways programs vary over time, across outcomes or domains, by occupational sector, by program model and by participant characteristics?
  • Do different models, strategies or components, (e.g., a particular curricular model, such as I-BEST, particular recruitment strategies or support services, etc.) lead to different impacts for participants?
  • How can career pathways models be adjusted to promote longer-term outcomes for participants?

This work is being conducted through a contract to Abt Associates and its partners Abt SRBI, MEF Associates, and The Urban Institute.

The points of contact are Erica Zielewski and Nicole Constance.