The design and content of this section are informed by the key shifts found in the WIOA legislation and the interrelated strategies formulated in the Making Skills Everyone's Business: A Call to Transform Adult Education in the United States report. Here you will find the NCTN resources organized among the interrelated strategies that the NCTN believes are needed to ensure low skilled adults have a strong quality of life and earn a family sustaining income in the 21st century. Additional materials from other sources are also shared.
Acceleration Strategies covers curriculum and programming innovations such as contextualization, modularization, dual enrollment and prior learning assessment.
College and Career Pathways covers programs and strategies designed to enable adults to earn industry-recognized certifications, obtain employment and advance in education and employment.
Employer Engagement covers models and practices committed to increase access to education and training for adult learners and workers by securing partnerships with employers.
Equity and Access covers the equity gap of minorities, immigrants, opportunity youth, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
Foundational Skills covers curriculum and programming, and technology innovations aimed at providing adults with the skills needed to be successful in the 21st century economy.
Partnerships covers committed collaboration among adult education, workforce, community colleges and other stakeholders to align and strengthen resources and services for adult learners.
Professional Development covers ways to increase teacher effectiveness and fortify the skills of administrators and advisors/navigators.
Support Services covers community efforts aimed at the alignment of support services, and program practices to build adult learners’ persistence and resilience.
Sustainability covers ways for systems to build the capacity needed to support a long term plan for funding and managing resources.