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To reach the first rung and higher: building healthcare career ladder opportunities for low-skilled, disadvantaged adults

Corporate Name: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy

Publisher: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)

Published At: New York, NY

Date Published: June 6, 2005

Distributor: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)

Source Address: 1221 Avenue of the Americas - 46th Floor

Source City/State/Zip: New York NY 10020

Phone: 212-512-2363

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: General

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 78 p.

Subjects: Career Guidance; Career Ladders; Adult Education; Program Effectiveness; Disadvantaged; Skill Development; Health Occupations

This interim analysis is based on CAAL's research to date and includes an in-depth review of six career ladder programs offered in such institutional settings as a union, a hospital, a community-based organization (CBO), and three community colleges in partnership with an array of medical centers. Ideas and suggestions for institutions that may want to create a new healthcare careers program or improve existing programs for low-skilled, disadvantaged workers are provided. [See also The Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy website at to directly access this document and other reports/publications.]

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