Nothing Can Stop Me: Career Pathways Participants’ Motivations and Thoughts on Success

Published: March 28, 2016
Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment
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This brief describes 84 study participants’ motivations for enrolling in career pathways programs evaluated in the Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) study. In these interviews, participants discussed several topics, including:

  • Their motivations for enrolling in a career pathways program;
  • How they define success in their selected program, and;
  • How they view their chances of experiencing success, whether that be completing the program or some other measure respondents deemed important.

These interviews are part of a qualitative sub-study designed improve understanding of participants’ experiences. This brief is one in a series of three focusing on participants’ experiences, including their challenges and supports received.

Last Reviewed: April 29, 2019