Ed and Career Planning: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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Dream it. Do it. Educator Guide from the Manufacturing Institute
This guide from the Manufacturing Institute provides adult education teachers and advisors lesson plans, fact sheets, and student activities (though geared toward K-12) that you can adapt and use to introduce adult learners to the world of manufacturing. Manufacturing is a growing industry sector...
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Motivational Interviewing in Corrections: A Comprehensive Guide to Implementing MI in Corrections
Motivational interviewing (MI) is a form of empathic dialogue used to strengthen a person’s motivation and commitment to change by exploring reasons for and resolving ambivalence about change. MI is an internationally recognized evidence-based practice (EBP) intervention for alcohol and drug abuse...
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MassSaves
Through its network of financial educators, community-based organizations, and advocates, MassSaves provides financial education resources to help people achieve financial stability and build financial assets. Personalized Financial Confidence and Coaching is available to help Massachusetts...
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Working Together to Strengthen America’s Immigrant Workforce: Partnerships Between Community Colleges and Immigrant-Serving Organizations
This 2016 report from the Aspen Institute features models of effective approaches to partnerships between education and workforce organizations, such as career centers, community colleges, and community-based organizations, and immigrant-serving organizations to help expand immigrants’ access to...
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Upskilling the New American Workforce: Demand-Driven Programs that Foster Immigrant Worker Success and Policies that Can Take Them to Scale
This 2016 report from the National Skills Coalition highlights seven program models of adult education, workforce development, and immigrant integration that are effective in helping immigrant workers build skills, acquire recognized postsecondary credentials, obtain employment in in-demand...
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America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have Nots
This 2016 report, published by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, describes how the recovery from the Great Recession of 2007–2009 has primarily benefited workers with at least some postsecondary education. However, the majority of jobs that were lost in this recession...
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Boston’s Immigrants: An Essential Component of a Strong Economy
This report addresses the question, How do immigrants contribute to the workforce of the employers in the region? The findings are based on an analysis of large-scale surveys conducted in 2014 and 2015; they were also informed by interviews with employers conducted during the winter of 2017.
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MOVE UP Tech Tools Repository: Tech Tools for Adult Learners
This site houses a collection of technology apps, websites, and other tools used by instructors and student success coaches working in Mobility and Opportunity for Valuable Employment by Upskilling Parents (MOVE UP) programs. The goal of MOVE UP is to help low-income parents gain skills and...
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Career Clusters
The National Career Clusters® Framework provides a structure for teaching and learning about careers and career pathways, organized around 16 Career Clusters or groupings of similar occupations. Developed by the Career and Technical Education (CTE) system, the framework can be useful to adult...
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SkillsCommons
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...