Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education Study

Published: April 17, 2014
Self-Sufficiency, Welfare & Employment
Career Pathways Research Portfolio | Learn more about this project, Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE), 2007-2018 | Learn more about this project

There is longstanding interest among policy makers and program operators in finding ways to increase the skill levels of low-income individuals, improve their enrollment in and completion of post-secondary education, and improve their economic prospects. The career pathways approach is gaining steady acceptance as a promising strategy to address these challenges and improve post-secondary education and training for low-income and low-skilled adults.

This summary is an easy-to-read overview of the Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education project; a major national effort to evaluate the effectiveness of nine career pathways programs using an experimental design. the PACE study. The summary includes the frame career pathway programming, the promise of these programs, and a list of the nine programs being evaluated in the study.

Last Reviewed: April 29, 2019