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Home Health Aides: More than just a job?

You may have heard this story before, or more recently on National Public Radio - More Than A Job: Home Care For A Mom With Alzheimer's Disease.  As adult educators, the following excerpt is hard to ignore:

Workforce GPS: Resources for Developmental Education Using Competency-Based Education

  • Date: 
    Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
    Online webinar
Are you interested in using open educational resources (OER) to create competency-based education (CBE) programs for development education? Learn about Lord Fairfax Community College’s strategies for meeting soft skills, adult basic education, and developmental education needs using OER resources in its Knowledge to Work portal, and hear about the latest research on CBE for developmental education.

WorkforceGPS: Making Industry Experts into Expert Instructors

Did you catch the February 28th webinar on Making Industry Experts into Expert Instructors to Increase Student Success? If not, you can find the slides at the hyperlink.  I'm curious what reactions are to the idea, and resources shared.  Are you struggling to find industry experts available to work in your programs?  Have you had some success with making the connection between these two?

Texas Association for Literacy and Adult Education: LINCS Presentation

  • Date: 
    Friday, February 2, 2018 - 1:45pm to 3:15pm
    DoubleTree by Hilton - 6505 N Interstate 35, Austin, Texas, 78752 (Robertson Hall)
Learning from the U.S. Department of Education's Literacy Information and Communication System
Breakout Session #6 in Robertson
LINCS, or the Literacy Information and Communication System, is an online learning portal from the U.S. Department of Education's, Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education. LINCS serves adult educators, program managers, state policy makers, industry partners, and volunteers, in addressing the needs of adult learners, and their communities.

ACTE Excellence Awards

The ACTE Excellence Awards recognize excellence and dedication within the field of career and technical education among ACTE members. Recipients of these awards are exceptional individuals who have contributed to the success of CTE through the quality of their work and their involvement in the CTE community. Candidates and winners are recognized at three levels: state, regional, and national.

State Policies Impacting CTE: 2017 Year in Review

  • Date: 
    Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
    Online webinar

The national profile of Career Technical Education (CTE) continued to grow in 2017, with nearly every state adopting new policies related to CTE and career readiness. From redesigning accountability systems to expanding apprenticeship opportunities, state leaders are working to connect learners at all levels with seamless pathways to meaningful careers.

Seeking Feedback on High-quality Career & Tech Ed. Framework Pilot

The Association for Career and Technical Education’s (ACTE) High-Quality CTE Program of Study Framework pilot was just released, as part of ACTE’s High-quality CTE Initiative. This phase of the initiative is a pilot test of the Framework’s validity and utility when used in program self-evaluation, and needs those working across CTE to participate. 

Who can participate?

Where Women in the Workplace are Coming from in 2018

Women in the Workplace 2017 is a comprehensive study of the state of women at all levels of corporate America. This research is part of a long-term partnership between LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Company to give organizations the information they need to promote women’s leadership and foster gender equality.

Webinars on Federal Career Pathways for Counselors


The U.S Office of Personnel Management is offering two free webinars for Career Services professionals at colleges and universities in 2017.  These sessions will give practical direction and guidance on Federal hiring and related topics that you can share with your students and alumni.  These sessions are not intended for students but rather for Career Services professionals.

Introduction of PROSPER Act: What's in it for Adult Learners?

The Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform Act, or the ‘‘PROSPER Act’’ is a Bill introduced in the House of Representatives on December 1, 2017, with the goal of "support[ing] students in completing an affordable postsecondary education that will prepare them to enter the workforce with the skills they need for lifelong success".


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