Expanding the CareerAdvance® Program

Glover, Robert W.
King, Christopher T.
Smith, Tara Carter
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Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources

This report, prepared for the Health Professionals Opportunity Program, Administration for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the George Kaiser Family Foundation, provides the background, rationale, and overview of the first year of implementation of the CareerAdvance® program. The program aims to improve family economic security by providing low-income parents of children in Tulsa's Head Start and Early Head Start programs with workforce development services and training in high-growthpotential sectors such as healthcare and nursing, in addition to adult education programs, peer support, and performance incentives. After the first year of implementation, early signs indicate participants showing high rates of completion.

Robert W. Glover, Christopher T. King, and Tara Smith, Expanding the CareerAdvance® Program, Austin: Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin, January 2012, 59 pp.