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  • A career you always wanted

  • You never thought was possible

  • A vocation less ordinary

  • Never thought you could achieve

  • Think how much your children will benefit

  • Doing something you want to do

  • To earn a diploma

  • And feel the pride


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 Willie Murdock and Monieca West of ADHE who are nationally trained and qualified instructors. 

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 was offered in 2015-2016.

Class III is planned for 2016-2017.

Email willie.murdock@adhe.edu or monieca.west@adhe.edu to be placed on the Wait List


  • Ideas for Action 2012 Awardees
    Making Prosperity Possible for All

    The Ideas for Action Award is a competition to develop new thinking to reduce poverty by shining a light on practical policy shifts that help low-income people build their futures.
    More than 46 million people are impoverished today - more than at any other point in over half a century of recordkeeping. The poor and struggling have dropped out of our national conversation, reflecting a broader shift in national political attention toward the middle class.
    Despite facing challenging times, nonprofit organizations and government agencies across the country are working tirelessly to devise inventive strategies to help people get out and stay out of poverty. Nearly 50 applications were submitted to the inaugural year of the Ideas for Action Award. A panel of experts in the field selected four innovative efforts to receive awards that pursue significant approaches to poverty reduction.

    Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative was one of two submissions selected to receive an Achievement Award.
  • Additonally, national publications citing Arkansas' pathways model include:


    Charting a Path: An Exploration of the Statewide Career Pathways Efforts in Arkansas, Kentucky, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin; Seattle Jobs Initiative.
  • A Federal Policy Toolkit for States, CLASP.
  • Thinking Big-Successful Scaled Initiatives; JFF.
  • The Career Pathways How-to Guide, Workforce Strategy Center; New York.oratio of the Statewide CareThinking big-successful Scaled initiativeser Pathways Efforts in Arkansas, Kentusin; Seattle Jobs Initiative.

Poverty Simulations

  • The ADHE/CPI Poverty Simulation is designed to help people better understand the realities of poverty. Participants include staff members of various human service agencies and local civic, community leaders, and students. This program helps people understand the complexities and frustrations of living in poverty day to day.

    Participants role-play the lives of low-income families. They have the stressful task of providing for basic necessities and shelter on a limited budget during the course of four 15-minutes "weeks."

    ADHE/CPI has 2 certified trainers and provides this professional development opportunity for the CPI sites and their partnering agencies.

    Call ADHE / CPI to schedule a Simulation.


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