Designing Integrated Education and Training: Tips and Tools for Success is for you!
Increasingly, adult educators assist students in accessing occupational training and academic instruction by offering Integrated Education and Training (IET). IET programs enable students to achieve their educational and career goals concurrently by offering academic and/or English instruction integrated with occupational training, resulting in certifications that lead to employment in high-demand industries. Studies of large scale IET initiatives, such as Washington state’s Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) and Accelerating Opportunity found an increase in the rate at which low skilled students earn post-secondary credentials in career fields.
To design an effective IET program you need to understand the local labor market as well as the educational needs and career interests of your target group of students and community members. Collaboration with workforce and industry experts and training providers ensure that you incorporate real-world, relevant, and up-to-date knowledge and skills into your curriculum development.
This two-part, blended PD session provides you with guidance and tools you can use to conduct labor market research, develop partnerships, and design a curriculum for a comprehensive Integrated Education and Training (IET) program.
- Part 1: Webinar (listen to 75 minute recording and complete a prep activity)
- Part 2: May 9, 9:30a.m.–4:00p.m.: Quinsigamond Community College (Worcester)
Carol Clymer, the presenter, is an author of the Developing Basic Skills Curriculum for an IET.
Check out more IET resources in the SABES Library:
- Integrated Education and Training: Implementing Programs in Diverse Contexts (National College Transition Network)
- Developing Basic Skills Curriculum for an IET: A Guide for the Pathways to Employment Program (Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy at Penn State).