Workforce Development

Courses to Employment: Initial Education and Employment Outcomes Findings for Community College-Nonprofit Partnership in Chicago, IL

February 1, 2011  • Matt Helmer, Amy Blair & Economic Opportunities Program

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This report details the initial findings from research on the education and employment outcomes of 933 students who enrolled in Carreras en Salud (Careers in Health) program between 2005 and 2009. Carreras en Salud, a partnership by Instituto del Progreso Latino and Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center of Wilbur Wright College, provides career paths for nursing and other allied health occupations to students in Chicago’s Latino communities. This report includes detailed information about participants’ educational pathways and advancement, and their employment and earnings experiences including before and after participants complete training. Instituto and Wright College are participants in AspenWSI’s Courses to Employment (CTE) project. (February 2011) Catalog No. 11-002