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Overview: 

This session provides you with guidance and tools you’ll need to conduct labor market research, develop partnerships, and design a curriculum for a comprehensive IET or IELCE program and begin to develop an IET or IELCE action plan.  

Audience: 

This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Program directors and instructors who are in the process of designing an IET or IELCE program or in the early stages of implementation.
  • Instructors (ABE/ASE/ESOL and occupational training) who are designing IET curriculum.
  • Program teams that include AE directors, instructors, and advisors, are the ideal audience.
Description: 

Increasingly, adult educators assist students in accessing occupational training and academic instruction to achieve the employment outcomes required by WIOA by offering Integrated Education and Training (IET). IET programs enable students to achieve their educational and career goals concurrently by offering academic and/or English instruction integrated with occupational training, resulting in certifications that lead to employment in high-demand industries.  To design an effective IET program, you need to understand the local labor market as well as the educational needs and career interests of your target population. Collaboration with workforce and industry experts and training providers ensure that you incorporate real-world, relevant, and up-to-date knowledge and skills into your curriculum development.

During this face-to-face session, you will explore and use two resource guides that are foundational to IET and IELCE program design: 1) Developing Basic Skills Curriculum for an IET: A Guide for the Pathways to Employment Program and 2) Integrated Education and Training: Implementing Programs in Diverse Contexts. 

For more information on IET program models, view this archived webinar series from the National College Transition Network, and the guide Integrated Education and Training: Implementing Programs in Diverse Contexts.

Learning Objectives: 

Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Identify sources of local labor market information that you can use to design an IET program aligned with high-demand occupations in your area.
  • Identify the essential program components and partnerships required for an effective IET program.
  • Use the IET resource guides and tools to design an IET program tailored to your student population and local labor market.
Presenter(s): 
Prerequisites: 

Attendees will be asked to read a 4-page case study prior to the session, which we will email to registrants two weeks in advance of the date. 

Date: 
10/11/2018 - 9:30am to 4:00pm
Location: 
Mt. Wachusett Community College, Room 117
27 Jackson Road
Devens, MA 01434
Directions: 
PD Center: 
Topic Area: 
Career Pathways
Education and Career Planning
Integrated Education and Training (IET)
Workforce Development
PDP Eligible: 
No
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