View definitions of terms used throughout the Pathways Clearinghouse.



We have strong and consistent evidence that the intervention produces favorable results for a specific outcome domain, such as short-term earnings. These interventions have at least two impact studies of moderate or high quality that show evidence of favorable findings within the domain. However, because implementation challenges and successes often vary, and because no two implementations of an intervention are identical, Pathways Clearinghouse users should not view this rating as a guarantee of future success.

Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC)
Please see "The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)."
Work experience

Paid or unpaid (such as internships) work experience.

Work experience and work-based training

Any paid or unpaid work experience or training that occurs in a work setting.

Work readiness activities

Services designed to help job seekers find a job that are not related to education or training. These can include initial assessments to identify employment barriers, formalized assessments to identify skills and interests, help designing a resume and cover letter, job search assistance, or help developing an individual employment plan.