Career Pathways

What Is Career Pathways?

Career Pathways seeks to help modest-income parents gain workplace skills leading to economic self-sufficiency and reduced reliance on public assistance. It seeks to provide employers in key industries in Arkansas with skilled workers. The initiative accomplishes these goals by improving the level of engagement among educators and employers to generate work opportunities for students and serve private sector workforce needs.

What Does Pathways Provide?

Before Pell funds are exhausted:

  • Child Care assistance
  • EdPays (good grade incentive)
  • Monthly gas reimbursement

Once Pell funds are exhausted:

  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Fees
  • Program Required Supplies

Other services may also be available!


  1. You must be a parent or adult caretaker of a child, that resides in the home, that is under the age of 21.
  2. You must receive services under the following programs: TEA (Transitional Employment Assistance); SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program); Medicaid, or ArKids
    If you do not qualify for these programs, but have a household income of less than 250% of the federal poverty level, you may still qualify for CPI services.

250% Household Income

Family Size
1 $32,200
2 $43,550
3 $54,900
4 $66,250
5 $77,600
6 $88,950
7 $100,300
8 $111,650

Are You Eligible?

Take our quick quiz to see if you are eligible for  Career Pathways benefits!

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