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Just Released! Policy to Performance Initiative State ABE Transition Systems Report

OVAE’s Policy to Performance: Transitioning Adults to Opportunity initiative recently released the Policy to Performance State ABE Transition Systems Report, a federally funded resource that can be accessed for free in the LINCS Resource Collection. 

ACP-SC Webcast Series: Developing Effective Bridge Programs

  • Date: 
    Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
    Virtual or NCTN Conference in RI

The Adult Career Pathways Training and Support Center (ACP-SC) Webcast Series Presents:

Developing Effective Bridge Programs!

Join us for the second webcast in the ACP-SC Webcast Series on November 8, 2012 at 1:30PM EDT as we film a live expert panel discussion on Developing Effective Bridge Programs during the National College Transition Network Conference. Watch as host Michelle Carson leads our panel of experts in addressing common challenges in this area.

The importance of Program of Study in a student's college path

I was struck by a recent study that highlights the importance of students entering a program of study as soon as possible. Students who do not enter a program within a year of enrollment are far less likely to ever enter a program and therefore less likely to earn a credential.

Adult Career Pathways LIVE Webcast: Building Strategic Partnerships

  • Date: 
    Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
    Online Live Webcast

ACP-SC is hosting a live webcast on Building Strategic Partnerships during the National Career Pathways Network Conference in Richmond, Virginia on October 17, 2012 at 12:00PM EDT.

To view the webcast there is no need to register; just click on the link below during the noted time and date to see host Michelle Carson, Deputy Project Director, Designing Instruction for Career Pathways lead a conversation with our panel of experts. Please note that the following link to the webcast will be inactive until the day of the event. 

New Online Professional Development Courses Available

Spaces are available in the online courses Team Teaching an Integrated Curriculum to Accelerate Learning and Navigating Pathways to Opportunity, both previously only open to participants in the Accelerating Opportunities program. REGISTER by Monday, October 15. Group discounts are available for groups as small as just 2 people! You do not need to pay at time of registration.

Iowa Presentations on Contextualized Instruction and The Intergenerational Effects of Adult Education

  • Date: 
    Monday, November 19, 2012 (All day)
    Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Iowa Presentations on Contextualized Instruction and The Intergenerational Effects of Adult Education


Date: 19 November 2012


Location: Cedar Rapids, Kirkwood Community College


Contact: Marcel Kielkucki:


Topic: Contextualized Instruction


Presenter: Tom Sticht, International Consultant in Adult Education.



What does "Career Pathways" mean to you?


What does "Career Pathways" mean to you in your work context? How does this term differ from "Career Paths"? If our field had really well-marked career pathways what would that look like? What's missing now? What are the challenges in helping learners to understand career pathways (and career paths) and to get on them?

I ask these questions for two reasons:

Pathways to Prosperity Conference: Sector Initiatives in the Mid-South

  • Date: 
    Thursday, October 18, 2012 (All day) to Friday, October 19, 2012 (All day)
    Jackson, Mississippi


Pathways to Prosperity: Sector Initiatives in the Mid-South

Registration closes October 14 for the 2012 Pathways to Prosperity conference. Register now!

Last chance to join September's Audio Update The Role of State Sector Strategies!

  • Date: 
    Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
    Audio Update Podcast


Last chance to join September's Audio Update
The Role of State Sector Strategies – Lessons Learned and Future Implications for State Policy Makers 

Tuesday, September 25
1:00-2:15 pm ET
Register Now!

Adult College Completion Tool Kit

The Adult College Completion Toolkit is a collection of resources designed to connect state administrators and local practitioners to the strategies, resources, and technical assistance tools resulting from the Department’s work in the area of adult education. The tool kit focuses on three key areas: access, quality, and completion. Four target student populations include veterans, adult basic education students, incarcerated individuals, and skilled immigrants.


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