Organizational Readiness for Implementing a Work-Based Learning or Career Pathways Program
This tool will help educational and workforce intermediary partners assess their readiness for implementing innovations in the area of work-based learning and career pathway initiatives for frontline health care workers. Educational institutions and workforce intermediaries can assess their strengths and limitations related to policies, practices, and processes that are likely to contribute to the successful implementation and adoption of such initiatives. After completing the tool, organizations may want to address areas identified through the self-assessment to boost their prospects for successfully implementing work-based learning for frontline workers in health care.
The organizational self-assessment tool is based on experiences gained by the 17 projects supported by Jobs to Careers: Transforming the Front Lines fo Health Care. A five-year, $15.8 million national initiative, Jobs to Careers is dedicated to improving the quality of care for patients and communities by changing the way frontline workers are trained, rewarded and advanced in careers. This tool was developed by Jennifer Craft Morgan and Bob Konrad of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who led the evaluation team for Jobs to Careers.