Welcome to the Virginia IET Blueprint site!
This Integrated Education and Training (IET) blueprint is adapted from the PluggedInVA model, a career pathways program that integrates academic and literacy skills, workforce preparation activities, and occupational training through simultaneous co-enrollment in adult education and postsecondary education and training.
Hover over the map below to learn more about each location’s IET and workforce development activities. Similarly colored dots represent localities within a single adult education region (e.g., light and dark green dots in the center of the state all represent localities in the Capital Region Adult Education Program, region 15).
*If the cursor does not immediately work as a way to drag portions of the map, click on the arrow under the house icon in the upper left-hand corner, and select the axis icon option from the pop-out menu. This will allow you to click and drag on the map.
Purpose of the IET Roadmap
The purpose of the IET Roadmap is to provide a consolidated set of definitions, tools, and resources for programs to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate IET programming in adult education. The Roadmap includes definitions and resources for IET, including IELCE and PluggedInVA programs.
What is IET?
IET is adult education and literacy, workforce preparation, and occupational training, “each of sufficient intensity and quality, and based on the most rigorous research available, especially with respect to improving reading, writing, mathematics, and English proficiency of eligible individuals” that “occur simultaneously,” “use occupationally relevant instructional materials,” and are “organized to function cooperatively” within “a single set of learning outcomes” (34 CFR §463.37). IET represents a wide spectrum of services to build foundational, employability, and occupational skills.
- IET Blueprint: For a printable collection of resources and guidance on IET, review the IET Blueprint.
- Use the IET Planning Tool on Virginia’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education professional development site to begin planning an IET program.
*Use the ADA Compliant IET Planning Tool for a text-reader friendly version of the tool.
- See the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center professional learning pages for resources, tools, and guidance on adult learning and career pathways.
- Explore the Virginia Education Wizard‘s Workforce page for work skills, aptitude, and interest assessments; resources for building technical and soft skills; resume and interviewing practice; and local career resources. The site also includes resources for job searching and locating occupational training opportunities. Learners can set up an account to keep track of their assessments, resources, and progress.