Bridges to Careers for Low-Skilled Adults: A Program Development Guide

This resource helps practitioners better understand career pathways programs and expand practioners’ professional knowledge.

Women Employed with Chicago Jobs Council and UIC Great Cities Institute
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This “how-to” guide is directed to bridge program developers, managers, and coordinators, and individuals who are responsible for program development and implementation. The guide gives readers an overview of bridge programs and then walks them through a step-by-step process to launch a career pathways bridge program. The steps include program development, costs and funding, implementation and management, and program evaluation and continuous improvement. The guide is rich with information useful to all bridge program partners, including employers, unions, four-year colleges, and others.

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This step-by-step “how-to” guide will help adult education practitioners understand the fundamental components of developing and sustaining successful bridge programs.

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This resource was reviewed and vetted through the Designing Instruction for Career Pathways initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education under Contract No. ED-CFO-10-A-0072/0001.