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Our WIOA Services

The National College Transition Network (NCTN) provides technical assistance and professional development services that support and advance WIOA implementation to design models for accelerated career pathways, comprehensive student support services, and engagement with the workforce system.

While state plans are finalized and we await the release of the federal regulations, here are ways NCTN's expertise can help you and your state or local program align with key elements of WIOA implementation.

1. Career Pathways and Integrated Education and Training

Facilitate curriculum and program redesign processes to streamline career pathways and access to employment opportunities. (GPSTEM)

Design professional development for career pathways initiatives focused on integrating basic skills with occupational training and adequate institutional support for adult learners. (Accelerating Opportunity)

Design and lead states in scaling up career planning activities across the adult basic education system. (National Career Awareness)

E-learning professional development courses on contextualized curriculum and team teaching an integrated education and training curriculum. (E-Learning)

Technical assistance and training on developing comprehensive student support services and college and career navigator programming. (TCI and Student Success)

2. Strengthening Multi-stakeholder Partnerships and Collaborations

Training on collaborative leadership to support and strengthen partnerships and collaborations across agencies, campuses, and communities. (Trainer Guide)

Facilitate training and support for local workforce development and adult education staff to improve the capacity to serve shared participants using common career exploration, assessment, and remediation tools. (Career Readiness Initiative)

3. Aligning Content Standards

Professional development, peer-learning, and leadership coaching to help administrators lead their programs through a process of learning, program self-assessment, and program redesign to align with and incorporate college and career readiness standards into all levels of instruction. (Arizona)

4. Digital Literacy and Integrating Technology with Instruction

NCTN trains educators on effective use of current technology applications into their program design and instructional practices. Services include designing and piloting instructional technology applications combined with training educators on using flipped learning and other blended approaches to accelerate learning. (Words2LearnMOVE UPEdTech Center)

5. Large-Scale Professional Development Initiatives

NCTN assists in the design and implementation of large-scale to deliver a customized approach to professional development, grounded in evidenced-based best practices. Our approach begins with an assessment of system capacity, existing resources, context, and scale, and uses data for greatest impact. We promote active and collaborative learning that participants can incorporate into their jobs and sustain over time.


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