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ATLAS Adult Career Pathways Resources

  IET, according to WIOA regulations, is “…a service approach that provides adult education and

 

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.

Building Opportunities: IET Guide

This Guide is intended to be used as a self-assessment in your development or review

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.

Employability Skills Framework, OCTAE

Successful careers are built on solid personal and interpersonal skills. Defining, measuring, and building these

Successful careers are built on solid personal and interpersonal skills. Defining, measuring, and building these skills— even naming them— can be challenging. In an effort to leverage and connect the efforts of policy makers, educators, and employers, the U.S. Department of Education compiled the Employability Skills Framework and developed related tools, media and resources.

Motivating Adult Learners to Persist

Motivating Adult Learners to Persist is a chapter in the 2012 book Improving Adult Literacy

Motivating Adult Learners to Persist is a chapter in the 2012 book Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Supporting Learning and Motivation. At the request of the U.S. Department of Education, the National Research Council convened a committee of experts from many disciplines to synthesize research on literacy and learning in order to improve instruction for those served in adult education in the U.S.  Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Supporting Learning and Motivation, which is based on the report, describes principles of effective instruction to guide those who design and administer adult literacy programs and courses.

Virginia Wizard: Workforce

Use this resource from the Virginia Community College System to access skill and interest assessments,

Use this resource from the Virginia Community College System to access skill and interest assessments, build a resume and job portfolio, locate training opportunities, build a workforce network, and find career resources in learners’ local areas.

Virginia CareerWorks: Workforce Services

The Referral Portal quickly and easily connects individuals across the Commonwealth of Virginia to critical

The Referral Portal quickly and easily connects individuals across the Commonwealth of Virginia to critical training, career, and support resources during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. A Help Center and video tutorials guide the user through the site. A free account is required to access resources.

Using the PIAAC Literacy Framework to Guide Instruction

This resource was developed to describe how adult literacy practitioners–such as teachers, lead instructors, and

This resource was developed to describe how adult literacy practitioners–such as teachers, lead
instructors, and professional developers–might enhance their efforts with adult developing
readers by incorporating relevant tools from PIAAC’s literacy framework to support the
goals of WIOA, the CCRS, and adult learners themselves.

Supporting Workplace Success for Refugees

This presentation provides guidance on how workforce agencies can partner with refugee programs.

This presentation provides guidance on how workforce agencies can partner with refugee programs.

Supporting English Language Learners

This resource provides IET programs with instructional supports, career supports, instructional materials, and technology tools

This resource provides IET programs with instructional supports, career supports, instructional materials, and technology tools that can be used to support English language learners in IELCE/IET programs. In addition, it includes a video series in which Virginia IELCE/IET practitioners share their strategies for supporting ELLs in IELCE/IET programs.

Supporting ELLs in IELCE Programs: Region 7

In this video, Brandi Millar, Lord Fairfax Community College Adult Education Instructor, and Kelsey Myers,

In this video, Brandi Millar, Lord Fairfax Community College Adult Education Instructor, and Kelsey Myers, Lord Fairfax Community College Adult Education IELCE and ESL Instructor, discuss how their IELCE IET was designed to support their English language learners by leveraging their employer partner collaborations to offer their learners employer specific contextualized instruction and additional opportunities including internships and industry specific job opportunities. Other supports that they discuss include a thorough vetting process, chunking content, and providing  supplemental instruction in identified content areas.

For more information, please contact Sharon Hetland at shetland@lfcc.edu.

Supporting ELLs in IELCE Programs: Literacy Council of Northern Virginia

In this video, Melissa Rea, the Associate Director of Academic Operations and Student Supports, highlights

In this video, Melissa Rea, the Associate Director of Academic Operations and Student Supports, highlights some of the supplemental supports that are available for IELCE participants and English language learners at the literacy council including student advisors, supplemental tutoring, conversation classes, and study halls. This program exemplifies how to support ELLs throughout the duration of a program and how to effectively transition learners to their next step in the career pathway.

For more information, contact Melissa Rea at mrea@lcnv.org.

Supporting ELLs in IELCE Programs: Region 21

In this video, Danielle Perry, the IET Coordinator, explains their four step process for supporting

In this video, Danielle Perry, the IET Coordinator, explains their four step process for supporting English language learners in their IELCE program. This process takes learners from ESL classes to workforce training by providing industry bootcamps, tutoring, and career support.

For more information, contact Danielle Perry at Danielle.Perry@nn.k12.va.us.

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