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Development and Publication of Bridge Program Technical Assistance Guide

Women Employed Institute

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period March 1, 2005–February 28, 2006
  • Location Chicago, IL, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant will enable the Women Employed Institute, in partnership with the Chicago Jobs Council and the University of Illinois-Chicago’s Great Cities Institute, to develop a Bridge Program Technical Assistance Guide aimed at community college audiences. Bridge training programs prepare adults who want to advance in their careers, but lack the basic skills needed to enter and succeed in postsecondary education and training.Funding will support the publication of a guide that will introduce users to bridge programs and their benefits; situate them in a career pathways model; and provide step-by-step instructions on how to develop bridge programs. The guide will be appropriate for colleges, as well as community-based organizations. The goal is to have the completed guide ready for dissemination by August 2005, with anticipated distribution goals of 2,000 copies the first year and 5,000 the next.The mission of Women Employed Institute is to improve the quality of life for working women, particularly the millions who earn low-wages. It is the leading national advocate for women’s economic advancement.