To remain globally competitive through the 21st century and beyond, the United States must increase its skilled workforce. To do so, the President has called for the United States to have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020. He also has challenged all Americans to prepare for at least one year of postsecondary education or training.
The U.S. Department of Education is addressing this issue by simplifying the federal student aid application process; increasing funds for Pell Grants; and providing funds to states, postsecondary institutions, and organizations serving disadvantaged populations. Other support includes a variety of programs and initiatives supported by the Department’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE) to help adult education state administrators and local practitioners better prepare their students for postsecondary education and training.
The Adult College Completion Toolkit is designed to connect state administrators and local practitioners to the strategies, resources, and technical assistance tools resulting from the Department’s work. The Toolkit is available in the LINCS Resource Collection here.
Join Lisa Rhodes from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Federal Student Aid in a discussion of the Department of Education's Adult College Completion Toolkit. Lisa has over twenty years experience working in higher education, primarily as a financial aid administrator and outreach.
As you explore the Toolkit, please feel free to begin posting your questions to this thread. The discussion itself will occur February 4-8, 2013.