CareerAdvance® Implementation Study Findings through FY 2019
Prepared for the Health Profession Opportunity Grant Program Administration for Children and Families
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Authors: Cynthia Juniper and Christopher T. King
Date: February 2020
Publication Type: Report, 63pp.
This report examines the evolution of CareerAdvance® and the implementation of the fourth year of HPOG II services in a five-year grant cycle, including post-HPOG sustainability planning for CareerAdvance®. This latest report focuses on changes made as partners work together to prepare for the final year of the HPOG II grant period, the efforts and issues salient to the sustainability of CareerAdvance®, and the impact the participation in CareerAdvance® has had on the partner organizations’ overall philosophy, strategic planning and service delivery.
First, this report briefly describes the organizations partnering to implement the HPOG II version of CareerAdvance®. It then examines changes made to the program components, including changes made in preparation for the final year of HPOG II funding. The report then describes the HPOG II FY 2019 (September 1, 2018–August 31, 2019) cohorts enrolled in training, as well as detailed demographic information on the participants and their families, program completion and certification attainment of all HPOG II participants (April 2016–August 31, 2019). A final section addresses CareerAdvance® sustainability planning issues, options and opportunities. This report draws from previous CareerAdvance® reports, information on the HPOG II program participants and their families, and interviews with leadership and staff with CAP, Tulsa Tech, Family and Children Services, Workforce Tulsa, and Tulsa Community WorkAdvance.