Caregiver Training Initiative: Final Process and Outcome Evaluation Report


Ruth Matthias, Susan A. Chapman, Jordan Rickles, Ellen Morrison, Paul M. Ong, A.E. (Ted) Benjamin, Robert Newcomer

December 8, 2003

The intent of the Caregiver Training Initiative (CTI) was to increase the number of health caregivers in the State of California. This initiative, which is part of the State’s Aging with Dignity Initiative, provided $25 million through competitive grants to twelve Regional Collaboratives statewide for an 18-21 month period from early 2001 through late 2002. The goals of the CTI project were to address urgent workforce shortages through innovative approaches for recruiting, training, and retaining caregivers in the healthcare industry and to enhance the earning potential of these workers. The primary participants in the program are Workforce Investment Act (WIA) clients and Welfare-to-Work (WtW) clients.