Career Pathways

Through the Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative (CPI), the state has sought to coordinate publicly funded education with social services & workforce and economic development programs to produce a better-trained workforce and promote economic growth. "Career pathways" is the term for a series of connected education and training programs and support services that enable individuals to secure employment within a specific industry or occupational sector and to advance over time to successively higher level of education and employment in that sector. Each step on a career pathway is designed explicitly to prepare workers and students for the next level of employment and education.

Program/Student Eligibility

Program/Student eligibility is determined via the following two income categories:

• Parent(s) with dependent child(ren), under the age of 21 living in the household,  whose income is below 250% of the federal poverty limit

Income sources used as evidence for verification:

• Latest federal tax return (1040)

The following table will be used to compare the household income for eligibility verification:

FY24 FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL GUIDELINES

Family Size 100% 150% 250%

1

$14,580 $21,870 $36,450
2 $19,720 $29,580 $49,300

3

$24,860 $37,290 $62,150

4

$30,000 $45,000 $75,000

5

$35,140 $52,710 $87,850

6

$40,280 $60,420 $100,700

7

$45,420 $68,130 $113,550

8

$50,560 $75,840 $126,400
For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $5,140 for each additional person

Source: US Department of Health and Human Services
             https://aspe.hhs.gov/topics/poverty-economic-mobility/poverty-guidelines

Application: 100% Required TEA Referral
  150% EdPays
  250% Maximum for CPI Eligibility

 

Intake Requirements

Assessment Requirements for employment assistance - only

Career Pathways Handbook

Job Search

 

Career Pathways Directory

Name Title Phone Email
Harper, Terral Director 332-0256 tharper [at] asutr.edu
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