What Is Career Pathways Initiative?

Career Pathways at ASU-Beebe is a grant funded program designed to assist low-income parents to overcome barriers that may be preventing them from achieving academic access or success in the workplace. Not only can Career Pathways provide financial assistance, but also numerous other support services.


What Does It Take To Qualify?

  • Be a resident of Arkansas; AND

  • Must be the parent or legal guardian of a child (who lives in the home on a permanent basis) under 21years of age AND

  • Be a current or former TEA recipient, OR

  • Be receiving Food Stamps, Medicaid or ARKids, OR

  • Have earnings that fall below the 250% federal poverty level guidelines (see chart below)

Worksheet on Family Income Eligibility for TANF-Funded Services

250 Percent of the Federal Poverty Level as of January 2013

Family Size

Annual Income

Monthly Income

















Is It Hard To Apply?

  • No, the application process takes only an hour. So, go ahead and set up an appointment to begin your application and bring the following documents with you:

  • Current years Federal Income Tax returns

  • Current DHS letter, on letterhead, in your name stating all of benefits you currently receive (TEA, SNAP, ARKids, Medicaid)

  • Applicant's Driver's license or Photo ID

  • Applicant's Social Security Card

  • Child(ren)'s birth certificates or Proof of Birth from a hospital

  • Child(ren)’s social security cards

How Do I Apply?

Contact ASU-Beebe Career Pathways directly to speak with an ASU-Beebe Career Pathways staff member. For the ASU-Beebe Career Pathways Office call 501-207-3049. For the ASU-Searcy Career Pathways Office call 501-207-6244.

Career Pathways Initiative can provide opportunities to complete:

  • GED/Adult Education classes

  • Employability Certificates/Career Readiness Certificate

  • Short Term career certificate programs (one year or less)



Qualified applicants may be eligible for assistance with the following funded and non-funded services towards a GED, Certificate of Proficiency, Technical Certificate, or Associates Degree:

  • Individual career counseling

  • Interest inventories for career exploration

  • Financial assistance (gas vouchers, childcare, tuition, books and fees)

  • Childcare assistance

  • Tutoring services

This program is supported by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, the Arkansas Association of Two Year Colleges, the Arkansas Department of Workforce Education, The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services, and the Southern Good Faith Fund.

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