Ed and Career Planning: All Resources, Research and Curriculum

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Coaching for Economic Mobility
This report describes the successful economic mobility coaching model at Crittendon Women’s Union (now called Economic Mobility Pathways, or EM Path) to help low-income families in Boston gain economic independence. The report explains how coaching for economic mobility is distinct from other...
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Texas Counseling to Careers Toolkit
The Counseling to Careers Toolkit outlines a process for program teams to undertake labor market research to identify “best bet” occupations and training programs that would be a good fit for their specific student populations. With up-to-date labor market information and interviews with local...
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Learner Goal-Setting
This guide describes six strategies that instructors and advisors can implement from the start of the program cycle and throughout the year to help students set goals, monitor their progress, and ultimately reach their goals. When goal-setting becomes an intentional and core component of...
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Experiences of Earned Success: Community College Students’ Experience with Shifts in College Confidence
This paper from the Community College Research Center uses data from interviews with nearly 100 community college students to understand how confidence impacts student persistence and, in turn, how experiences in college impact student confidence. The paper concludes with recommendations for...
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Dream it. Do it. Educator Guide from the Manufacturing Institute
This guide from the Manufacturing Institute provides adult education teachers and advisors lesson plans, fact sheets, and student activities (though geared toward K-12) that you can adapt and use to introduce adult learners to the world of manufacturing. Manufacturing is a growing industry sector...
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Motivational Interviewing in Corrections: A Comprehensive Guide to Implementing MI in Corrections
Motivational interviewing (MI) is a form of empathic dialogue used to strengthen a person’s motivation and commitment to change by exploring reasons for and resolving ambivalence about change. MI is an internationally recognized evidence-based practice (EBP) intervention for alcohol and drug abuse...
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MassSaves
Through its network of financial educators, community-based organizations, and advocates, MassSaves provides financial education resources to help people achieve financial stability and build financial assets. Personalized Financial Confidence and Coaching is available to help Massachusetts...
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Working Together to Strengthen America’s Immigrant Workforce: Partnerships Between Community Colleges and Immigrant-Serving Organizations
This 2016 report from the Aspen Institute features models of effective approaches to partnerships between education and workforce organizations, such as career centers, community colleges, and community-based organizations, and immigrant-serving organizations to help expand immigrants’ access to...
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Upskilling the New American Workforce: Demand-Driven Programs that Foster Immigrant Worker Success and Policies that Can Take Them to Scale
This 2016 report from the National Skills Coalition highlights seven program models of adult education, workforce development, and immigrant integration that are effective in helping immigrant workers build skills, acquire recognized postsecondary credentials, obtain employment in in-demand...
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America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have Nots
This 2016 report, published by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, describes how the recovery from the Great Recession of 2007–2009 has primarily benefited workers with at least some postsecondary education. However, the majority of jobs that were lost in this recession...