While 51% of Massachusetts adult education students are employed, most are in low-wage, poor-quality jobs without benefits, schedule stability, or opportunities for advancement. Statewide, unemployment rates are higher for adults with less education; for example, 15% of adults without a high school diploma are unemployed, compared to 9% of those with a diploma and some college.

In order to help learners access greater employment and economic opportunities as well as achieve the vision and outcomes of WIOA, AE programs need to infuse career pathways and next steps preparation into overall program design and communicate a culture of college and career readiness at every level and type of instruction.

The SABES Program Support PD Center offers PD, resources, and guidance to support career pathways program and service delivery on topics such as: promising IET and IELCE models; strengthening WIOA partnerships; integrating career awareness; identifying on-ramps to high demand industry sectors; and workplace education.

See below and in the Calendar and Resource Library for career pathways PD and resources.

Career Pathways: Upcoming Events

04/28/2020
Worcester
Close working relationships between Integrated Education and Training (IET) and IET for Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) programs...
04/28/2020
Worcester
Concurrent and contextualized instruction is a critical IntegratedEducation and Training (IET) and IET for Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education...
04/29/2020
Lawrence
Close working relationships between Integrated Education and Training (IET) and IET for Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) programs...

Career Pathways: Resources, Research and Curriculum

Research/Evidence-Based Practice A Toolkit to Engage Employers and Opportunity Youth on the Future of Work
A 24-page guide from the Aspen Institute which provides “practical guidelines and tools for learning about the nature (skills, tasks, and...
Research/Evidence-Based Practice What's the Value of Higher Education in New England?
This 16-page, graphically-rich summary outlines the increases in earning potential and employment for attainment of associate’s, bachelor’s, and...
Research/Evidence-Based Practice Employability Standards: Implementation Guide for Instructional Practices
This concise rubric outlines teaching strategies and related classroom activities for each of ten professional standards developed by Kentucky Skills...

Career Pathways: Our Team

Curriculum and Professional Development Specialist
Project Coordinator