Career Development Facilitator
Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) offered the first class for Career Development Facilitator/Campus Career Coaches in 2015. This training is provided by the Carl D. Perkins CTE Program and the Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative. Instruction is provided by Dr. Karon Rosa and Monieca West of ADHE who are nationally trained and qualified instructors. Instruction also includes a series of guest speakers with in-depth experience in the career development field.
The training will benefit those who serve as a career group facilitator, job search trainer, career resource center coordinator, career coach, career development case manager, intake interviewer, occupational and labor market information resource person, career development coordinator, employment/placement specialist or workforce development staff person.
The training requirements include 120 hours of coursework (two face to face meetings and six webinars plus associated out of class assignments). Nineteen participants completed Class I and were awarded certificates as Career Development Facilitators.
Class II will be offered in 2015-2016.
CPI included as model in WIOA
H.R. 803, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) signed by President Obama included Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative as one of the 30 model programs across the nation that is Ready to Work.
CPI Identified as one of Ten most Promising Pathways
US Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA), Promising Pathways Initiative identified Arkansas Career Pathways as one of the ten existing TANF programs/practices "most promising" nationwide. The Arkansas program was identified by ACF Regional TANF Program Managers to represent Region VI made up of Arkansas , Lousiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The capstone experience for the ten programs was held in Washington, DC with CPI recognized during the Innovation Institute for completing a logic model and Return on Investment during the Promising Pathways evidence-based study.
Alliance for Quality Career Pathways
Washington, D.C., JULY 18, 2012-Ten states, in conjunction with CLASP, the Center for Law and Social Policy, are launching the Alliance for Quality Career Pathways, a national effort to create a framework of benchmarks and measures of success for career pathway initiatives.
- After publication of the framwork of benchmarks and measures of success, CPI was selected to participate in Phase II in 2015.
Office of Family Assistance
Economic Self-Sufficiency Site Visits to Model Employment Programs
Career Pathways Initiative - ADHE
Arkansas State University at Newport
National Park Community College
CPI Study Video
College Count$ Video
Watch video - released April 2013.