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Re-Visioning Instruction and Support at Community Colleges to Support the Whole Student

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) is committed to supporting community college students and, in turn, strengthening the coordination and alignment between adult education and developmental education programs at community college campuses to better prepare students for the 21st century job market. 

DICP Resources: Developing Effective Bridge Programs

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.

Spotlight on Quality - **Featured Resource: Adult College Completion Toolkit

What does “quality” mean for adult education programs aiming to prepare students for success in postsecondary education? 

Building Persistence and Successful Transitions to College and Work

Good morning,

I had the opportunity to attend a COABE pre-conference session in March presented by Laura Weisel, Ph.D., “Redesigning Programs to Meet the Needs of the 21st Century – Research and New Innovations Tools”.   She distributed several excellent resources and materials during this session.  One resource of interest to program managers was entitled, “Building Persistence and Successful Transitions to College and Work – Research and Best Practices”.  The resource contained summaries and highlights of several websites, reports, and publications that focus on:

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