Providing training and credentials in high-demand occupations helps build a skilled workforce that matches employer needs. Career Pathways provides a framework for this training by aligning skills to local economies and providing education along with workforce preparation. This approach allows low-wage workers to obtain higher paying jobs with more opportunities for growth.
Through our program evaluations and policy research, IMPAQ supports the development of effective Career Pathways programs that improve wages and reduce unemployment. Our research examines how and when Career Pathways models are most effective in improving employment and wage outcomes.
For example, IMPAQ is currently evaluating Career Pathways programs implemented through nine Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) grants. The TAACCCT programs bring together education providers, employers, and the workforce development system. Working together, these stakeholders operate programs that allow dislocated workers to train for well-paid careers in high-demand industries, and IMPAQ is helping them research and use evidence to understand their impact and ensure these programs are successful.
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