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


Keeping IET (Integrated Education & Training) Learners Engaged, Session 2 (Online Facilitated)

Engaging learners is a critical element of instruction. Integrated Education and Training (IET) and IET for Integrated English Literacy and...


Helping IET (Integrated Education & Training) Learners Make Transitions and Obtain Employment, Session 3 (Online Facilitated)

The goal of Integrated Education and Training (IET) and IET for Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) is to...

Career Pathways: Resources, Research and Curriculum


Understanding and correctly using workplace credential terminology will enhance our communications with students, employers, workforce agencies and...


Register for an April 12th webinar: Briefing on Jobs and Workforce Development Policy Featuring: “Rapid Reemployment for a Just and Equitable Recovery...


Advising students with foreign degrees and credentials is a complicated and highly individualized process. However, some guiding questions and best...

Career Pathways: Our Team

Project Coordinator
Senior PD Specialist
Project Associate
Curriculum and Professional Development Specialist