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Community Action Project of Tulsa County Abstract

Published: May 27, 2020
Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG)
Grantee Abstracts

Building Pathways to a Brighter Future

Community Action Project of Tulsa County, Inc.

CareerAdvance Healthcare Job Training Program

Location: Tulsa, OK


Five-Year Project Period: September 30, 2015 - September 29, 2020

Annual Award Amount: $2,612,569

Type of Organization: Nonprofit with 501C3 IRS Status (other than Institution of Higher Education)

Service Area: Tulsa metropolitan area of Oklahoma

Target Population: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals


Number of individuals that will be enrolled in the overall HPOG program: 640

Number of TANF recipients that will be enrolled: 25

Number of individual participants that will begin basic skills education: 240

Number of individual participants that will complete basic skills education: 180

Number of participants that will begin any healthcare occupational training: 580

Number of participants that will complete any healthcare occupational training: 522

Number of individual participants that will obtain employment in a healthcare occupation: 435


Launched as a pilot with private funding in 2009, CareerAdvance was selected in 2010 as one of the original 32 HPOG demonstration projects. Community Action Project of Tulsa County’s (CAP Tulsa’s) program offers training in high-demand healthcare occupations including Phlebotomy Technician, Medical Assistant, Dental Assistant, Certified Nursing Aide, Certified Medication Aide, Patient Care Technician/Advance Unlicensed Assistant, Licensed Practical Nurse, EKG Health Monitor Technician, Central Service Technician, Surgical Technician, Advanced Certified Medication Aide, Medical Coding, Nursing Assistance, and Geriatric Specialty. Supportive services include case management, academic advising, peer support, training-related costs assistance (other than tuition), tutoring, emergency assistance, housing support/assistance, food assistance, childcare assistance, transportation assistance, financial coaching, eye exam/glasses, job search, job placement, and job retention, CPR training, digital literacy, and work readiness training. 

Participants in CareerAdvance also have access to common services and benefits including SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, health clinics, Head Start, childcare subsidies, unemployment insurance, state supplemental payments for disabilities, and utility and rental assistance. Education and training partners include Tulsa Technology Center, Tulsa Community College, and Union Public Schools Adult Learning Center. CAP Tulsa and the Tulsa office of Oklahoma Department of Human Services, the agency responsible for TANF in the state, continue working together to inform TANF recipients about how to apply for the CareerAdvance program. CAP Tulsa and Tulsa Community WorkAdvance have forged a strong relationship with Workforce Tulsa, the Tulsa Area Workforce Development Board. Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act dollars are being leveraged to support several CareerAdvance training tracks. 

The program rolled out a customized incumbent worker training in conjunction with St. Simeon’s (employer partner) and the Oklahoma Health Aging Initiative. 

Last Reviewed: May 27, 2020