Funded by the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families, this project will implement long-term (36- and 72-month) follow-up studies to the Federally-sponsored Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Impact Study and the Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) Project. The goal of these studies is to rigorously evaluate the longer-term effectiveness of career pathways approaches to education and training. These studies will complement and augment the current HPOG Impact Study and PACE project studies, both of which are examining outcomes at 15 months after entry into the study, as well as the current Career Pathways Intermediate Outcomes Study, which is examining outcomes at 36 months after entry into the HPOG Impact Study or PACE. Abt Associates is the prime contractor for this effort. MEF will lead the studies for San Diego, Seattle-King County, and Washington State I-BEST.