Ed and Career Planning: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

SkillsCommons is an online repository of materials developed by community colleges working in partnership with adult education programs to create career pathways under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant funding. The...
Take Charge of Your Future: Get the Education and Training You Need
This guide provides practical information for people who are returning to their communities in need of education, training, and work after release from incarceration.
Talking Jobs: Lessons from ENB’s 2016 ESOL Student Employment Survey
This report from English for New Bostonians (ENB) draws on survey responses from nearly 1,500 adult ESOL students in 39 programs in Metro Boston and throughout Massachusetts. The findings shed light on the current employment status of ESOL students and the types of jobs, industries, and businesses...
Preparing English Language Learners for Work and Career Pathways
This brief is from the LINCS ESL Pro suite of resources. It provides practical strategies that instructors, advisors, and administrators can use to design and deliver programming that helps English language learners connect to career pathway opportunities.
Workforce Collaborations Build a System of Supports for Immigrants
This fact sheet from the Networks for Integrating New Americans initiative describes the work of three employment-focused networks that formed to support immigrants and refugees in their communities. Adult education programs are at the center of these networks to address gaps in educational and...
Resiliency in Action
Resiliency in Action is an organization whose mission is “to share the growing body of social science research that documents how people of all ages bounce back from life challenges of all kinds.” In addition to publications available for sale, the website provides a number of free resources and...
Trauma Informed Teaching, Advising, and Learning: Strategies for Building Resilience Inside and Outside the Classroom
This packet of resources was compiled by Emily Wilson for the SABES workshop she presented in May 2016 on trauma-informed teaching, advising, and learning. The packet contains the slides from Emily’s workshop as well as numerous links to information websites, research papers, and fact sheets on...
Employability Skills Framework
The Employability Skills Framework is a tool that was developed to help educators—career and technical, K–12, workplace, and adult education—incorporate employability skills into instruction. The Employability Skills Framework identifies nine general skills necessary for success in the labor market...
Understanding Local Workforce Systems
Under WIOA, adult educators are charged with forging partnerships with the public workforce development system. This brief provides a general overview (not specific to Massachusetts) of the types of agencies and services that make up the workforce system and the populations they aim to serve.
MIT Living Wage Calculator
This tool can be used in career exploration and planning. Students can use it to see what it costs to live in different parts of the country or state and then consider occupations that pay a wage that meets that standard. Programs can also use it to design career pathways aligned with living wages...