High-quality IET programs support students in each phase of programming, from initial recruitment and outreach to transition into employment and postsecondary education. Resources in this section support the provision of wraparound services to address students’ basic needs and the communication of learners’ progress and achievement.
The resources in Wraparound Services focus on meeting students’ basic needs and addressing logistical barriers throughout students’ participation in an IET program and career pathway.
What We Know about Nonacademic Student Supports
Community College Research Center (2013)
This is a research overview of the theoretical and empirical literature on non-academic supports and four central mechanisms by which non-academic support services appear to promote student success: (1) creating social relationships, (2) clarifying aspirations and enhancing commitment, (3) developing college know-how, and (4) making college life feasible.
A Resource Guide for College/Career Navigators or Those Interested in Starting a Navigator Program
Aspen Institute Workforce Strategies Initiative (2014)
This resource guide is intended to help current navigators, managers or supervisors of navigators, and those considering a career as a college or career navigator. The compilation of resources includes comprehensive guidebooks, resources focused on specific steps navigators take to engage and support students, and resources for supporting community colleges in thinking about using metrics and data tracking to measure the effectiveness of their navigator services.
This publication provides information about the implementation of and findings from the Technology-Based Coaching in Adult Education (TBCAE) project.
Student Progress and Achievement
The resources in Student Progress and Achievement support the communication of learner progress and achievement for all phases of an IET program.
A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (2017)
This guide addresses topics related to facilitating a seamless transition from school to post-school activities to ensure young adults with disabilities are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to be engaged in the 21st century workforce.
Promising Practices for Integrated Education and Training Programs That Serve Beginning-Level Learners
American Institutes for Research (2023)
This publication describes how two strategies – bridge programs and stackable credentials – help beginning-level learners access and succeed in IET programs.
SUNY Micro-Credentialing Taskforce Report and Recommendations
The State University of New York (SUNY) (2018)
This report stems from a SUNY task force effort to review current literature and the growing national dialogue on micro‐credentials and make recommendations for the SUNY system. It describes evidence‐based promising practices and ongoing efforts across many colleges and state systems to define and translate micro‐credentials, examines the practical application of micro-credentials across SUNY’s 64 campuses, and provides recommendations to enable campuses to more effectively support student access to and success in employment through micro-credentialing.
Opportunities for Success: Student Stories of the I-BEST and Opportunity Grant Programs at Work at Washington State Community
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
This booklet provides 31 student testimonials from participants in Washington’s Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) and Opportunity Grant programs.