The Patient Care Pathway program and the Washington State Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) program are two of the nine career pathways being evaluated under the Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) study sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families.  Information on the history and recent developments under PACE

HHS/ACF/OPRE published a report that documents the implementation and early impacts of the Patient Care Pathway program operated by Madison Area Technical College (Madison College) in Madison, Wisconsin. The program aimed to help low-skilled adults remediate their basic skills so that they could quickly access occupational training in the growing healthcare sector. The Patient Care Pathway program is one of nine career pathways programs being evaluated under the Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) study sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families.

Also note that OPRE last week released a report describing the implementation and early impacts of the Washington State Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) program at three colleges: Bellingham Technical College, Everett Community College, and What com Community College.  I-BEST is a nationally known program that aims to increase access to and completion of college-level occupational training in a variety of in-demand occupational areas. Its signature feature is team teaching by a basic skills instructor and an occupational instructor during at least 50 percent of occupation al training class time. Colleges operated I-BEST programs in one or more occupational areas including automotive, electrical, office skills, nursing, precision machining, and welding. I-BEST is one of nine career pathways programs being evaluated under the Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) study sponsored by the Administration for Children and Families.