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Author(s):Theis, A
Title:Adult education for work: Transforming adult education to build a skilled workforce
Organization:National Center on Education and the Economy
Short Description:This guide outlines specific steps that policymakers, program administrators, and providers can take to begin transforming their current adult education programs into Adult Education for Work programs.
Annotation:This guide outlines specific steps that policymakers, program administrators, and providers can take to begin transforming their current adult education programs into Adult Education for Work programs. It provides: a vision for how comprehensive career pathways can be constructed to better meet our nation’s skill needs; a framework for organizing and effective Adult Education for Work programs, with 23 quality elements designed to prepare adults for both postsecondary learning and work; and benchmarks and promising practices that illustrate quality elements already in action in programs across the country. It includes a self-assessment tool that program administrators and providers can use to evaluate the status of current program designs and offerings against the recommended set of benchmarks, identify gaps, and plan strategically for needed change.
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Adult Students
Career Development
Employment and Workforce Development
Social and Economic Benefits of College/Economic Development

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