Describe the framework used to develop your bridge programs? What steps did you take to select the career pathway used to develop your bridge program?
How are you making use of your partners in the planning process, for continuous improvement, or other aspects? What has been their role in fundraising and sharing resources to enhance the activities and goals of the bridge program?
I want to share with you a great article, Beyond the GED: Promising Models for Moving High School Dropouts to College. The article, recently released by MDRC, highlights two models, the I-BEST and the LaGuardia Community College GED Bridge Program. A summary of the article follows:
Developing Effective Bridge Programs, an online course, can help you develop and implement effective Adult Career Pathways bridge programs designed to help your adult learners master the basic skills they need to advance to the next level of education, training, or entry-level employment in career fields that are in local or regional demand. The course is self-paced and features three modules: (1) Understanding Bridge Programs; (2) Laying the Foundation; and (3) Developing the Curriculum. The course should take about 2 hours and 30 mins to complete.
I thought many of you would be interested in participating in this upcoming webcast, Developing Effective Bridge Programs. This was posted earlier today in the LINCS Career Pathways Group. A registration link, webcast link, and other details are provided below.