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Accession Number PB2013-111609
Title ISIS Career Pathways Program Update: Madison Area Technical College Patient Care Pathway Program.
Publication Date May 2013
Media Count 16p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract There is a substantial skills gap between the education and training of the labor force and the needs of employers in many high growth industries, including healthcare and manufacturing. This gap results in unemployment while good-paying jobs go unfilled. At the same time, many low-skilled adults persist in low-wage work with little opportunity for advancement. Career pathways programs are an approach to fill a vital need for skilled workers in the economy and offer low-wage workers the opportunity to obtain occupational and other skills and advance into the middle class. The goal of career pathways programs is to improve the education and earnings of low-skilled adults by providing well-articulated training and employment steps, combined with promising instructional approaches and supportive services, which are targeted to jobs that are in demand locally. There is great interest in career pathways programs among policy makers and practitioners in part because such programs provide a framework for guiding the development of improved education and training approaches for low-skilled individuals. Along these lines, the Innovative Strategies for Increasing Self-Sufficiency (ISIS) study is using an experimental design to assess the effectiveness of nine career pathway programs across the country.
Keywords Adults
Career development
Innovative Strategies for Increasing Self-Sufficiency(ISIS)
Labor force
Patient care
Program evaluation

Source Agency Administration on Children Youth and Families
NTIS Subject Category 92A - Job Training & Career Development
92D - Education, Law, & Humanities
70D - Personnel Management, Labor Relations & Manpower Studies
44 - Health Care
Corporate Author Administration for Children and Families, Washington, DC. Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1326
Contract Number N/A

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