As part of this project, ADHE, together with the Arkansas Departments of Workforce Education, Economic Development and Human Services, the Arkansas Association of Two-Year Colleges, the Southern Good Faith Fund, sought funding from the Arkansas Transitional Employment Board for Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funds to develop a comprehensive program that promotes increased educational attainment for adults across Arkansas that will be known as the Career Pathways Program. Through collaboration with existing educational providers and economic development initiatives, a program will be developed that affords adults with the opportunity to be served according to their educational needs. The major objective for participants is to attain a marketable, educational credential. The program will assist adults who need additional basic skills or are already academically prepared for college level work but lack the resources to attend college. To ensure that participants are prepared for entry/re-entry into the workforce, participants will also receive job readiness education, career counseling and employer contacts. One strategy of the NGA grant for Arkansas is to expand access to Career Pathways by replicating the pilot project offered at Southeast Arkansas College (SEARK) in Pine Bluff and adding best practices of Career Pathways programs as structured in other states. The end result will be the provision of sequential career training and job placement for low-income, TANF-eligible adults.