Training and Guidance

What supports are available for planning and implementing IETs?

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education

The staff at the CTAE office is available by email and phone to answer questions regarding program design, funding, and program evaluation. Click here to find their contact information. Contact Jenna Kelly at jenna.kelly@doe.virginia.gov or 804-371-7852 for questions regarding career pathways.

CTAE Professional Development

This CTAE site contains information and tutorials on WIOA Performance Measures, credential attainment, reporting career and training services, and the IET Planning Tool.

The Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center

VALRC staff are also available to support program design, partnership development, and instructional planning. The full staff directory can be found here. Contact Kate Rolander at kedaly@vcu.edu or 804-827-1946 for questions regarding IET.

See the Career Pathways page for resources and IET training information.

Online and face-to-face training. VALRC offers online and face-to-face trainings to support program planning and instructional delivery for IETs and standards-based instruction. Explore training offerings in each section of the Professional Learning VALRC site and contact VALRC to join their listservs to learn about professional development opportunities.

PluggedInVA

Visit the PluggedInVA website to locate an Implementation Guide, an Instructor’s Guide, examples of industry-targeted contextualized curricula, digital literacy resources, and program planning guidance.

LINCS Courses and Resources offers Career Pathways online trainings, communities, and a bank of resources, including instructional materials and programmatic planning guidance.

Adult Career Pathways Online Courses

ACP courses are available in the LINCS Learning Portal for free and take from 90 minutes to 3 hours to complete.

Career Pathways Exchange

The Career Pathways Exchange is a free information service that consolidates and distributes career pathways-related resources, events, and information from Federal and State agencies and partner organizations. The Exchange streamlines information from multiple outlets to facilitate a deeper national dialogue on career pathways systems development and implementation. Subscribers receive email digests on topics of interest related to career pathways.

Career Pathways Group

The group is a community of practice for practitioners, employers, researchers and policy-makers from the adult education, postsecondary education and workforce development fields to explore instructional and programmatic best practices, policies, and issues in providing career pathways services.

Where can we find resources for building strong partnerships for an IET?

CLASP Memo: “Integrated Education and Training: Model Programs for Building Career Pathways for Participants at Every Skill Level”

This memo provides guidance on the types of partners that can be engaged to build IET+S (IET + Support Services) programs that are truly parts of impactful career pathways. It also provides examples of Bridge programs, Workplace Learning programs, Pre-apprenticeship programs, IELCE programs, Corrections education, Postsecondary IET, and Out-of-School youth programming. The memo illustrates how each IET program type integrates adult education and literacy, workforce preparation, and workforce training.

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

ProLiteracy Guide

A guide to help organizations explore opportunities associated with starting a workplace literacy program. Learn about practices and procedures used in a variety of workplace literacy programs and how to adapt them to fit the needs of your organization and community. This guide, while not specifically designed for IET programming, includes useful tip sheets, sample scripts for engaging partners, sample MOUs, and sample question lists for working with employer partners.

Reentry Education Toolkit

This toolkit offers guidelines, tools, and resources to help education providers implement the  Reentry Education Framework. The Framework promotes the development of an education continuum spanning facility- and community-based reentry education programs. It has five critical components—program infrastructure, strategic partnerships, education services, transition processes, and sustainability.

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