RMC Senior Research Scientist Dr. Chris King was the keynote speaker at CareerAdvance®‘s 2019 graduation ceremony held at the Tulsa Technology Center on September 9th. Chris was an instrumental member of the team that designed CareerAdvance®, a sectoral, career pathway workforce strategy for the parents of children served by Tulsa’s early childhood education programs in 2009 and is part of the team conducting the evaluation of the program for CAP Tulsa via funding from the US Depart of Health and Human Services. Janae Bradford, Assistant Director of Family Advancement for CAP Tulsa, emceed the event.
This year, 108 graduates walked the stage to be awarded certifications in 12 different career tracks. Certifications included seven Development Associates (CDA), seventeen Nursing Assistants (CNA), twelve Medication Aides (CMA), two Advance Mediation Aids (Advanced CMA), three Advanced Unlicensed Assistants, five Central Services Technicians (CST), ten Electrocardiogram Monitor Technicians (EKG Technician), twenty Phlebotomy graduates, twenty Medical Assistants, three Surgical Technologists, seven Medical Coders, and two Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN).
Since 2008, the Ray Marshall Center has had an ongoing partnership with CAP Tulsa and Northwestern University (as well as partners at NYU and Columbia) to evaluate CareerAdvance®. You can view the details of the partnership here.
Photos courtesy of Madison Strategies Group.