High-quality IET programs adhere to state and federal policies and take advantage of multiple available funding streams. The resources in this section support alignment with federal and state policies.
State and Federal IET Policies
The resources in State and Federal IET Policies address approaches that align with state and/or federal IET policies.
Integrated Education and Training: A Career Pathways Policy & Practice
Center for Postsecondary and Economic Successes (CLASP) (2017)
Results of a national survey of adult education providers to learn more about IET models, funding mechanisms, and partnerships across the country.
Integrated Education and Training Policy: 50-State Scan
National Skills Coalition (2016)
A survey of all 50 states and the District of Columbia found that 18 states have adopted at least one form of integrated education and training policy.
Foundational Skills in the Service Sector
National Skills Coalition (2017)
This paper describes the characteristics of American workers who are employed in key service-sector industries but lack foundational skills, highlights promising practices and interventions to help them upskill, and details key federal and state policy levers that foster economic mobility.
Webinar: Integrated Education and Training: Practice & Policy (2016)
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
This webinar recording features a panel of leading experts from around the country discussing how IET models are being implemented. Panelists share real examples of the opportunities (and lessons learned) that can support administrators and practitioners in developing quality IET models.
Federal Funding Resources
The resources in Federal Funding Resources support the development and maintenance of multiple funding sources for all phases of an IET program.
Resources on Ability to Benefit
The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) (2019)
This webpage provides a series of linked resources on Ability to Benefit provisions related to federal financial aid for students lacking a school diploma or equivalent. These resources provide best practices for states and institutions to help low-skilled students access financial aid, complete postsecondary credentials, and secure family-sustaining jobs.
State and Federal Financial Aid for Adult Students without a High School Credential
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (2021)
This issue brief provides technical details about what the Ability to Benefit provision is and guides programs in connecting adult students with two major tuition assistance programs: the Washington College Grant program and the Federal Pell Grant program.
Paying for Integrated Pathways: SNAP Education and Training Funds in Washington
Jobs for the Future (JFF) (2014)
This post explores how Washington State found a state funding solution to support integrated career pathways through using Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education and Training (SNAP E&T).
WIOA Wednesday: Performance Accountability, Parts 1 and 2
U.S. Departments of Education and Labor (2016)
This two-part webinar provides stakeholders with a better understanding of the performance accountability provisions in section 116 of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the accompanying regulation.
Investments in I-BEST Programs: A Cost Benefit to Students and Society
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (2013)
This article provides a cost-benefit analysis of the return on investment for I-BEST instruction, with a focus on the annual rate of return. By providing a picture of how IET delivers financial benefits, it can aid programs as they attempt to direct investments, resources, and partnerships toward the development of IET programs.