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Partnerships Play Key Role in Innovative Practices in Adult Education

February 16, 2021"These innovations underscore how partnerships can support adult learners as they build skills and earn the credentials they need to progress along a pathway to better jobs and better wages.” —Cheryl Keenan, Director of the Division of Adult Education and Literacy, U.S. Department of Education

The Advancing Innovation in Adult Education project announced the second round of innovative practices in adult education for bridge and integrated education and training (IET) programs. The five adult education  practices highlighted employ innovative approaches and partnerships that support adults’ development of the knowledge, skills, and abilities they need to enroll and be successful in postsecondary education or occupational training, earn short-term credentials, and obtain employment. 

The programs, which are part of local school districts, have developed strong partnerships with a range of stakeholders, including community and technical colleges, universities, workforce development providers, and employers. 

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Just Published: Compendium of Innovative Practices

October 15, 2020

Advancing Innovation in Adult Education Logo Three adult students typing Download Now Compendium of Innovative Practices: Secondary Credentialing Programs for AdultsCheck out the LINCS Resource Collection for the recently published Compendium of Innovative Practices: Secondary Credentialing Programs for Adults, featuring four innovative secondary credentialing programs. Adult education State staff, program administrators, instructors and staff, workforce development staff, federal agency staff, and adult education researchers can use the Compendium of Innovative Practices to learn about new and enhanced approaches for adults to earn a secondary credential that include occupational training or earning of postsecondary credits as part of the credentialing option, or that involve web-based delivery of a credentialing program. 


Meet the Innovators in Secondary Credentialing!

September 21, 2020

Advancing Innovation in Adult Education Logo Hand holding a lit light bulb Meet the Innovators in Adult Education Round 1 Showcase Webinar Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00 pm ETIt’s National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week (NAEFL)! The Advancing Innovation project is excited to announce our first round of innovators in adult education. Four practices were selected for their innovative approaches for adults to attain a secondary credential while developing career-readiness skills, earning college credits, or obtaining an occupational certificate in a career pathway. Explore the Gallery of Practices for short profiles of the innovators in secondary credentialing for adult learners.