The HPOG program recently published a paper to share the successful strategies our grantees have used in engaging TANF participants. While this paper offers peer technical assistance for HPOG grantees, its contents are relevant to other workforce development, training, and educational institutions that serve TANF recipients. It includes a checklist of effective strategies based on the experiences of six HPOG grantees and their TANF agency partners.
The Whole Family Approach allows HPOG grantees to support current and future generations of parents, caregivers, and children on the path to economic mobility by aligning child-focused and adult-focused services.
Our Systems Change infographic was created to give an at-a-glance visual summary of the findings from the Systems Change Analysis, which was one component of the HPOG National Implementation Evaluation (NIE) of the 27 non-tribal HPOG grantees.
The purpose of this paper is to offer technical assistance to current HPOG grantees and other workforce development projects that serve customers receiving TANF benefits. This paper provides tips on creating and maintaining successful partnerships with TANF agencies and other organizations that serve the same customers as the HPOG grants.
The HPOG Employer Driven Career Pathways video features Montefiore HPOG, an HPOG grantee at the forefront of meeting healthcare workforce challenges in its community. The video shows how Montefiore works closely with employer partners and other stakeholders in the borough of the Bronx in order to start their participants on a career pathway and address the critical need for qualified home health aides who can provide competent, compassionate care.
In line with the Vice President's report and WIOA, the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program released a paper, Using Labor Market Information to Design Job-Driven Training Programs (PDF), in December 2014, outlining eight steps to help programs identify, translate, and use data and Labor Market Information (LMI) to inform training program offerings and build strong partnerships with local employers. Understanding and using traditional, real-time, and wage related data to verify employer demand can help ensure programs offer education and training opportunities that are job-driven and will lead to promising career pathways for program participants.
HPOG offered the Webinar, "Using Labor Market Information to Design Job-Driven Training Programs" to present this paper, outline the importance of Labor Market Information, and review in detail the eight components of the tool discussed in the paper. A case study of a hypothetical program was also used as an illustrative example.