Webinar Series - Building Integrated Education and Training Programs: Tested Strategies and New Endeavors
This series of webinars from World Education, Inc. highlights 9 programs that are developing new services or honing well-established programs that integrate education and training. Drawn from around the country, these programs provide a range of models that are responsive to their contexts. Presenters will describe their local context and program design, discuss the impact of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) on program choices, and share what they see ahead.
Facilitated by: Ellen Hewett (National College Transition Network) and Andy Nash (New England Literacy Resource Center)
Webinar #1: Implementing IET in Rural Settings
Rural settings present particular challenges for IET programs, such as a limited number of jobs in any one sector, transportation and childcare barriers, or inconsistent internet access. This webinar focuses on varied strategies that have shown promise in three rural states.
Webinar #2: IET within ESL Programs
English language learners arrive in this country with a wide range of educational backgrounds and work experience. IET programs can accelerate their access to decent jobs by building on that experience in training and job-focused language and math classes. This webinar highlights programs that are offering IET in culinary arts, building maintenance, and entrepreneurship.
View the syllabus for the Business Basics entrepreneurship course at Community Action
View the syllabus and internship agreement for the Building Maintenance course at AACA
Webinar #3: Contextualized Variations of I-BEST
The I-BEST model pioneered in Washington state continues to inspire and inform states and programs across the US. The spirit of innovation is evident in the programs represented in this webinar through their customized approach to addressing the challenges of adult basic education students via team teaching, redesigned program structure, collaboration, and contextualized curricula.