Hubbs Center–Bridge Prep

This resource supports the teaching of specific education and training content that can be implemented by classroom instructors in the context of a particular career cluster.
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Author(s): 
Ronald M. Hubbs Center for Adult Basic Education
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation: 
Minnesota Department of Education and the FastTrack Bridge Project
Published: 
2010
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Bridge Prep is part of a sequence of courses that provides a bridge from literacy-level English Language Learners (ELL) programming to entry-level work and career pathways preparation courses currently offered at the Hubbs Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.  The Bridge Prep course includes a series of activity-driven lessons on various topics for beginning adult basic education and low to high intermediate ESL to prepare students to enter bridge programs.  Topics include:  (1) Interview Preparation; (2) I-SEEK First Career Goal; (3) Job Situation; (4) Safety; (5) Communication; (6) Budget; (7) Career Planning; (8) Community; (9) Work & Well-Being; (10) Healthy Eating; (11) Entrepreneur; (12) Feedback to Superiors; and (13) Independent Learning Materials.  This is the second course of a sequence of four courses in a bridge program providing a bridge from literacy-level ELL programming to entry-level work and occupational preparation courses currently offered at the Hubbs Center in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Additional stages of the bridge sequence are included in the ACP Resource Center.  These additional stages include:  Bridging Life and Work (Low Bridge Prep), Bridge I, and Bridge II.

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Students will be prepared to enter bridge courses which are part of a sequence leading to entry-level work and Adult Career Pathways preparation courses.

This resource was reviewed and vetted through the Designing Instruction for Career Pathways initiative of the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education under Contract No. ED-CFO-10-A-0072/0001.