Measuring Success: Career Pathways Research

This brief comes from an event hosted by the Center for Law and Social Policy on the importance of career pathways and evidence-informed practices that can bolster career pathway interventions. The research shows positive earnings and educational results from career pathway programs, although some study results have provided mixed reviews of their effectiveness. To better evaluate career pathway outcomes, the report emphasizes the need to collect better data and more indicators of performance, build more awareness between workforce development and child and adult education systems, and eliminate TANF work requirements that constrain funding on a narrow scope of work activities. The report ends with components of effective career pathway interventions and includes tangible guiding and research questions for practitioners and program designers.
Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
October, 2018
Date: 
October 2018
Source: 
Partner Resources
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Employment
    • Employment Advancement
    • WIOA
  • Education and Training
    • Career Pathways