Partnerships and Partner Contributions
- What are partners providing to the IET? How are they supporting learners in the IET?
A good first step in approaching and working with partners is to consider their potential interests in working with an IET program. This image from The Career Pathways Planner (OCTAE, 2016) provides initial ideas to start planning.
Career Pathway Planner, Moving Pathways Forward, OCTAE, 2016, p. 18.
Local Workforce Development Boards: locate where you are on the interactive map (map coming soon) for more information and to learn in which of the 15 local workforce development regions you and your partner services are operating.
The Table below links specifically to agencies associated with the four titles of WIOA in Virginia.
|Title||Title I||Title II||Title III||Title IV|
|Agencies||Virginia Community College System (VCCS)||Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education, Virginia Department of Education||The Virginia Economic Commission (VEC)||Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and the Department for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI)|
|Regional and state contact information||Links to maps/regional contacts (coming soon!)||Office of Career-Technical, and Adult Education contact page||VEC local offices
|DARS state contact information (offices are closed due to COVID)|
|Partner Resources for Adult Learners||Virginia Education Wizard, an online interactive tool for exploring career pathways, training opportunities, and funding options
CollegeAnywhereVA, a catalogue of all of Virginia’s colleges’ online courses
FastForward, FastForward is a short-term training program for high-demand industries, helping Virginians get the jobs they want and the salaries they need. Our training is offered locally through Virginia’s Community Colleges and online
|Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center: resources and professional development for adult instruction and program design
IET Blueprint: Guidance and resources for designing and delivering IET programming
|Virginia Workforce Connection: information and resources for job seekers
DSS Assistance Programs: SNAP, TANF, Childcare, COVID emergency resources
Virginia 211: a confidential way to locate services in your community
|DARS services for autism, deaf and hard of hearing, employment, rehabilitation technology, mental illness, substance abuse, and others
Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities (CPID): learn about their short-term academies and their projects with adult education to increase access to training and employment
Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) Career Pathways Series: resources for enhancing inclusion in career pathways systems
- How are programs communicating with industry partners?
Engaging Employers, VALRC
This resource has been developed by the Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center (VALRC) as part of Virginia’s SNAP E&T Grant pilot project. The content is intended to be used as technical assistance for career coaches, instructors, and other staff working with adult learners to engage with employers in three stages of the workforce development process: in planning a program, in the implementation of the program, and in employment placement for clients.
This tip sheet summarizes steps and strategies for interacting with and engaging employers in the development and implementation of IET programming.
This resource was developed in partnership with the Virginia Community College System and includes resources and information from partner agencies, as well as links to several colleges’ career centers.