This report discusses the fundamental design elements of quality bridge programs, drawing from the example of Carreras en Salud in Chicago. Bridge programs provide low-skilled workers with enrichment opportunities to increase their readiness and competitiveness for employment. Among these opportunities are: career development, contextualized instruction, and support services. The report outlines step-by-step instructions for organizations to consider in creating successful bridge programs - including the development of partnerships, curricula, and logistics.
How to Build Bridge Programs that Fit into a Career Pathway: A Step-By-Step Guide Based on the Carreras En Salud Program in Chicago
Illinois Community College Board, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and Joyce Foundation