Today! A Major Career Pathways Study: An Interview with the Investigators

Want to learn how three major cities (Houston, Miami, and Chicago) better served the needs of career pathways (CP) learners in their communities through related research and practices?

Join the LINCS Community Career Pathways Group today, January 29, and participate in an asynchronous interview and discussion on Career Pathways Programming for Lower-Skilled Adults and Immigrants: A Comparative Analysis of Adult Education Providers in High-Need Cities. LINCS Community Career Pathways Moderator Mike Cruse will interview and host a follow-up discussion with the executive director for the Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition and two of the study’s co-investigators. Together the panel will unpack their research results and explore the guiding research questions the survey was designed to answer:

  1. What are the key features of adult education career pathways in each city, including student characteristics, program design and delivery, and data collection systems?
  2. Which CP student outcome measures are most extensively used by adult education providers within and across cities?
  3. Which measures (if any) are used by adult education providers within and across cities?
  4. What interim and long-term outcomes are adult education providers helping lower-skilled CP participants to achieve?

By understanding this research and applying it to their professional practice, program managers and instructors will be able to better serve adult learners in urban environments. The Career Pathways Toolkit and Career Pathways Checklist from the LINCS Resource collection will be referenced for participants looking for resources on implementing or further developing the research into their programs.

After the interview in the Career Pathways Group, a discussion thread will be cross posted in the Program Management Group so that members of both groups can post questions and engage in communication with the investigators. LINCS Community members and non-members will be able to access and view the discussion thread, but to participate in the discussion, individuals will have to join either the Career Pathways Group or the Program Management Group.

See you there!


The LINCS Team