Managing the IET Timeline with Concurrent IET Activities

Managing the IET Timeline:

  • What constitutes “concurrent” enrollment, and what are some strategies to manage the IET timeline?
  • How does front-loading impact the “concurrent” activities requirement?

To ensure your program design is consistent with WIOA definitions, consult the Definitions page on this site. For further guidance, review the LINCS IET Self-assessment, a step-by-step tool that will support fully integrated IET programming.

Strategies to manage the IET timeline:

At any time during an IET, ALL THREE required components must occur in support of each other. Contextualizing academic content and workplace preparation activities with occupational training content is they key to maintaining a fully integrated program of concurrent enrollment.

Assess your program’s IET design

Integrated Education and Training Guide, LINCS: This Guide is intended to be used as a fillable self-assessment in your development or review of an IET program. The requirements are followed by review questions. The review questions will help you determine if all required components as set forth in WIOA are included in your program’s design.

Create a single set of learning objectives

Creating a single set of learning objectives for the IET that combines all three components is an important first step to managing the IET timeline and identifying activities and content for the three components. Contextualize instruction across the three required IET components to integrate all competencies and skills into a cohesive instructional design.

Collaborate with partners to design the IET timeline

All three components of IET must be present for the entirety of the IET program. Read the below sample timeline to find tips for contextualizing instruction both during and outside of  occupational training.


IET Timeline

The following resources provide additional guidance and resources ensuring that the IET timeline reflects contextualized and integrated education activities.

Sample Activities for the Required IET Components:

This resource provides examples and resources for each of the required IET components: Academic and Literacy activities, Workplace Preparation Activities, and Occupational Training Activities.

Tips for Contextualizing Content for Fully Integrated IET Programming

This resource provides guidance and resources for contextualizing content in order to fully integrate IET programming.