The High Road Training Partnership (HRTP) initiative supports skill-focused, industry-based training partnerships that advance equity by linking workforce innovation to regional challenges of job quality, economic mobility, and climate change.
Eight local partnerships were awarded grants to advance equity by linking workforce innovation to regional challenges of job quality, economic mobility, and environmental sustainability.
Programs are built around locally determined in-demand occupational sectors.
Target populations are individuals with barriers to employment. Programs include evidenced based practices to support education and economic success.
Local partnerships between education & training providers and employers focused on quality jobs for target populations.
Flexible design. Local partnerships build in work based learning, on the job training, as well as classroom instruction. Some local partnerships include contextualized education.
Programs encouraged to build in holistic participants supports.
The evaluation team at UCLA works with the Board and the HRTPs to determine appropriate metrics to measure progress of each project according to a) the partnership’s internally defined goals and b) the broad aims of the Initiative overall.
Strategies developed and lessons learned from the High Road Training Partnerships can be incorporated in on-going career pathway work in California, especially in Strong Workforce, WIOA, and Adult Education Program efforts to engage employers in progressive pathway design.
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