Program Planning and Design Resources

Developing an IET program requires intensive collaboration with partnering occupational training institutions, state agencies, community partners, and local employers. The resources on this site provide useful guidance for building a program and a curriculum that will meet the needs of your learners, partnering organizations, and employers. The resources in this section include guidance, tools, and case studies on IET program planning and design.

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Building Opportunities: IET Guide

This Guide is intended to be used as a self-assessment in your development or review of an IET program. The requirements are followed by review questions.

ATLAS Adult Career Pathways Resources


IET, according to WIOA regulations, is “…a service approach that provides adult education and literacy activities concurrently and contextually with workforce preparation activities and workforce training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster for the purpose of educational and career advancement.” So why IET? How do we interpret and operationalize the intentions of the regulations? How do I create an IET program that fits my particular context and students? How can IET programs be funded? How does IET fit into adult career pathways? The tools and reference materials on this site will help answer many of these questions and guide you in setting the foundation for best practices in integrated education and training.

Career Pathways Toolkit: An Enhanced Guide and Workbook for System Development

This toolkit provides WIOA partners with guidance and resources for implementing the six key elements of career pathways.

Additional resources for IET program planning and design

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Virginia Works: Community Profiles 

Find local Census information and projections by county or city.

Virginia Employment Commission

Use this site to find labor market information, employment and hiring information, local resources, and benefits information to support learners in their career pathways.