Researchers investigated the Pathways to Healthcare Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) Program, which is designed and operated by Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. The Pathways to Healthcare program aims to assist low-income individuals attain high-paying healthcare jobs by providing articulated training in 16 targeted healthcare fields.
Researchers observed that there was 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. At the same time, many low-skilled adults persisted in low-wage work with little opportunity for advancement.
Report Title: ISIS Career Pathways Program Profile: Pima Community College Pathways To Healthcare HPOG Program
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Brendan Kelly, 202-401-5695
Performer: Abt Associates
Record ID: 10186 (September 30, 2013)