As part of the Center for Arts & Technology Network, affiliate sites adopt a philosophy and create a culture that embodies the Manchester Bidwell Education Model (MBEM). This empowering model promotes on-time high school graduation, the pursuit of higher education, as well as the transition of individuals from unemployment to employment. In conclusion, student outcomes are paramount to the success of a healthy community.

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People Served Through the CAT Network

Youth Arts Program

Total Unique Students Served in Youth Arts Program

Career Training Program

New Students Enrolled In Training

* All Information Gathered from 2017-2018 Program Outcomes

Adult Student Metrics:

Key performance Indicators for adult programming at a Center for Arts & Technology include enrollment, retention, graduation, and job placement.

National benchmarks for career training programs taken from the Accrediting Commissions of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) standards are as follows:

ACCSC Established Benchmark
CAT Network Goal
Aggregate CAT Network Actual 2018-2019
Graduation rate
60% 65% 78%
Placement rates
70% 75% 82%

Youth Student Metrics

Key performance indicators for youth arts programming are: on time grade-to-grade transition, high school graduation, program retention, attendance, and pursuit of higher education. Through mentorship and team work, students also learn discipline, resilience, and build their self-esteem. Goals for Youth Arts Programs at a Center for Arts & Technology include: improved community high school drop-out rates and increased on-time high school graduation. As a result, Centers for Arts & Technology strive to help no less than a 95% of student participants graduate from high school.