Career Pathways

First Steps in Preparing for College-Level Math: Math Strategies for Success (Part 2)

This training supports participants in gaining instructional strategies that build on conceptual understanding and strengthen the mathematical foundation that adult learners will need to succeed in higher-level mathematics. The training builds upon content introduced in the First Steps in Preparing for College-Level Math: Using Soft Skills for Success training.

First Steps in Preparing for College-Level Math: Using Soft Skills for Success (Part 1)

This training supports participants in gaining skills and strategies for teaching “soft skills” to adult learners. The soft skills and strategies selected are specific to skills that are necessary for success in the college-level math classroom. This training provides the foundational content for the First Steps in Preparing for College-Level Math: Math Strategies for Success training.

Preparing Adult English Language Learners for the Workforce: Models and Resources

This training addresses workforce-focused instruction in three venues: workplace, vocational classes, and adult English as a second language classes. Topics include essential components, promising practices, strengths and challenges of each program, LINCS resources, and issues facing the field. Participants have networking and program planning opportunities.

Preparing English Learners for Work and Career Pathways: Understanding Key Concepts (ESL Pro)

This self-paced online course is Unit 1 in the ESL Pro module Preparing English Learners for Work and Career Pathways. Unit 1, Understanding Key Concepts, provides a broad overview for designing and implementing an adult English language acquisition program contextualized for career pathways. The purpose of Unit 1 is to outline the rationale behind contextualized instruction.

Preparing English Learners for Work and Career Pathways: Program Design: Issues and Options (ESL Pro)

This self-paced online course is Unit 2 in the ESL Pro module Preparing English Learners for Work and Career Pathway. Unit 2, Program Design: Issues and Options, reviews different models of contextualization so educators can establish a career-oriented, English language acquisition design that is right for their program context.

Preparing English Learners for Work and Career Pathways: Capturing What Counts: Evaluation and Assessment (ESL Pro)

This self-paced online course is Unit 4 in the ESL Pro module Preparing English Learners for Work and Career Pathways. Unit 4, Evaluation and Assessment, reviews the key elements in program evaluation and provides ideas and tools for capturing learner progress and celebrating success.

Preparing English Learners for Work and Career Pathways: Bright Ideas for Curriculum and Instruction (ESL Pro)

This self-paced online course is Unit 3 in the ESL Pro module Preparing English Learners for Work and Career Pathways. Unit 3, Curriculum and Instruction, describes the key steps for designing a contextualization instructional program for English language learners and provides ideas for infusing instruction with career pathway content.

Workforce Preparation Activities in the Classroom: Contextualizing Employability Skills for Deeper Learning

This self-paced online course is designed for adult educators, administrators, teachers, and advisors who would like more familiarity with how workforce preparation and employability skills can be incorporated into instructional activities. It is recommended that learners also complete the Introduction to Workforce Preparation and Employability Skills course, which covers workforce preparation and the specific skills outlined in the U.S. Department of Education’s Employability Skills Framework.

Integrating Employability Skills: A Framework for All Educators

As students strive to meet the demands of the 21st century, they are increasingly expected to master employability skills in addition to traditional academic skills. This training supports regional comprehensive centers, state educational agency staff, and state regional centers in building their knowledge and capacity to integrate and prioritize employability skills at the state and local levels. The course introduces the U.S.