Advancing Innovation in Adult Education

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Identifying Innovative Program Practices   

Welcome to the Advancing Innovation in Adult Education project. We’re on a mission to find innovators in adult education who are helping learners develop knowledge and skills, gain secondary credentials, and transition to further education and employment. Use this site to explore innovative practices in the field.

The Advancing Innovation in Adult Education Project (Contract No. 91990018F0047) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) and is executed by Manhattan Strategy Group and Abt Associates.


Five programs made the latest Advancing Innovation list of innovators in adult education for bridge and integrated education and training (IET) programs. Explore the innovative practices to learn more about their use of strong workforce partnerships to improve outcomes for adult learners.

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Meet the innovators in adult education.

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The application submission period for the Advancing Innovation project is closed.

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