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Designing and Delivering Career Pathways at Community Colleges (Practice Guide)

2021

This practice guide provides community colleges with five specific recommendations for supporting occupational skills training through career pathways.

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Adult Education Strategies: Identifying and Building Evidence of Effectiveness

2021

A new IES snapshot, Adult Education Strategies: Identifying and Building Evidence of Effectiveness, summarizes a systematic review of existing, rigorous research on the effectiveness of categories of adult education strategies.

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Advancing Innovation in Adult Education Compendium of Innovative Practices: Secondary Credentialing Programs for Adults

Compendium of Innovative Practices: Secondary Credentialing Programs for Adults

2020

This compendium describes the four innovative practices in secondary
credentialing selected from the Round 1 Advancing Innovation in Adult
Education applications.

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Findings from the Accelerating Opportunity Evaluation: Building the Evidence on Integrated Career Pathways

Findings from the Accelerating Opportunity Evaluation

2019

Evaluation report on the Accelerating Opportunity (AO) initiative, which aimed to help adults with low basic skills earn valued occupational credentials, obtain well-paying jobs, and sustain rewarding careers.

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Credentials for the Future: Mapping the Potential for Immigrant-Origin Adults in the United States

Credentials for the Future: Mapping the Potential for Immigrant-Origin Adults in the United States

2019

This report analyzes data on the postsecondary degree and non-degree credential attainment of first- and second-generation adults (ages 16 to 64) to explore the relationship between these credentials and adults’ economic outcomes.

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Investing in Futures: Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Postsecondary Education in Prison

Investing in Futures: Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Postsecondary Education in Prison

2019

This report describes how lifting the current ban on awarding Pell Grants to incarcerated people would benefit workers, employers, and states.

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A Planning Guide for Aligning Career and Technical Education, U.S. Department of Education

A Planning Guide for Aligning Career and Technical Education (CTE) and Apprenticeship Programs

2017

This planning guide is designed as an interactive tool for initiating or expanding the alignment between existing career and technical education (CTE) and apprenticeship programs.

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What Works for Adult Learners: Lessons from Career Pathway Evaluations

What Works for Adult Learners: Lessons from Career Pathway Evaluations

2019

This report presents the results of a systematic examination of rigorous evaluation studies to determine what is known about the impact of career pathways on adults seeking to attain a living-wage career.

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COABE Journal, Special Edition, Featuring Career Pathways

COABE Journal - Career Pathways Edition

2019

This special edition of the COABE Journal highlights career pathways and workforce development.

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The Case for Investment in Adult Basic Education

2017

This paper provides stakeholders with the data needed to prove that support of Adult Basic Skills programs results in a strong return that impacts both the adult learner and society as a whole. 

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