Research Report Accelerating Opportunity: A Portrait of Students and Their Program Experiences from the 2014 Student Survey
Shayne Spaulding, Ananda Martin-Caughey
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This report presents findings from a survey of students enrolled in Accelerating Opportunity (AO) career pathways in spring 2014. AO provides grants to help community colleges create career pathway programs to enroll students with low basic skills into for-credit career and technical education courses to improve educational and employment outcomes. Survey respondents tended to be non-traditional students; nearly two-thirds were 25 or older and more than half had dependent children. Student reported higher levels of education than initially targeted by the program, with nearly 90 percent reporting at least a secondary school credential. Generally, students expressed high satisfaction with AO.
Research Areas Education
Tags Inequality and mobility Beyond high school: education and training
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population