ESL Pro Issue Brief: Connecting English Learners to Career Pathways

As part of the newly released ESL Pro resources, The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education has also released an issue brief, Preparing English Learners for Work and Career Pathways.

The purpose of this issue brief is to provide teachers and administrators with practical ideas and present a broad overview of considerations for connecting ELA to career pathways. It is intended to serve as an introduction to the topic of career-focused contextualized instruction that teachers and administrators can use as a springboard to additional in-depth resources on this topic. This brief describes program models designed to strengthen the alignment of adult education, employment, and skills training.