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Career Pathways Initiative

Monday, July 15, 2024

Raquelle Roulette, UA-PTC Career Pathways Initiative program graduate
Raquelle Roulette, UA-PTC Career Pathways Initiative program graduate.

Are you thinking about furthering your education or job training?

Are you the custodial or noncustodial parent of a child under the age of 21?

The Arkansas Career Pathways Initiative can help you with tuition and support for related expenses.

The Career Pathways Initiative (CPI) program serves custodial and noncustodial parents of children under the age of 21. This includes parents who are or have been involved in the justice system and minor parents between the ages of 18-24.


1. You must be a parent or adult caretaker of a child that is under age 21. This includes custodial and noncustodial parents.

2. You must receive services under the following programs:

  • TEA (Transitional Employment Assistance)
  • SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
  • Medicaid
  • ArKids

3. If you do not qualify for these programs but have a household income of less than 250 percent of the federal poverty level, you may still qualify for CPI services.

For questions regarding the Career Pathways Initiative program, please call (501) 812-2725 or e-mail

UA-PTC CPI Mission Statement

To seek and increase the access of low-income custodial parents to education credentials and gain workplace skills that qualifies them for higher-paying jobs in their local areas that lead to economic self-sufficiency.

Mailing Address

University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College
Career Pathways Initiative Program
3000 West Scenic Drive
North Little Rock, AR 72118

Location: A Building, Room 135