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The group is a community of practice for practitioners, employers, researchers and policy-makers from the adult education, postsecondary education and workforce development fields to explore instructional and programmatic best practices, policies, and issues in providing career pathways services. 

Topics discussed include:

  • Coordination with education, training, and social service resources in the community
  • Workforce preparation activities include activities, programs, or services designed to help an individual acquire a combination of basic academic skills, critical thinking skills, digital literacy skills, and self-management skills, including competencies in:

    1. Utilizing resources;
    2. Using information;
    3. Working with others;
    4. Understanding systems;
    5. Skills necessary for successful transition into and completion of postsecondary education or training, or employment; and
    6. Other employability skills that increase an individual's preparation for the workforce.
  • Postsecondary success and completion
  • Program design and Integrated education and training
  • Contextual instruction
  • Standards-based instruction
  • Work readiness skills
  • Dual and concurrent enrollment
  • Flexible wrap-around services including academic and career counseling
  • Stackable industry-recognized credentials
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Apprenticeships

Recent Activity

Here are the 25 most recent posts in this group.

Title Replies Last Post
Bulletin : COVID-19 Frequently-Asked Questions: WIOA Performance Accountability Provisions 1 Apr 1, 2020
Discussion : Online Course: Workforce Preparation Activities in the Classroom: 13 Apr 1, 2020
Discussion : Online Course: Developing Effective Bridge Programs 54 Mar 31, 2020
Discussion : Online Course: Introduction to Workforce Preparation Activities and Employability Skills 46 Mar 31, 2020
Discussion : Reflect on Your Own Experience Mar 31, 2020
Bulletin : Regularly Updated List of Resources (mostly) from the LINCS Discussion: Preparing for and offering adult basic skills online during the pandemic 2 Mar 31, 2020
Discussion : Online Course: Designing Contextualized Instruction 67 Mar 23, 2020
Discussion : Online Post-Secondary Credentials for IET? 1 Mar 19, 2020
Discussion : World Education Announces College Success for Single Mothers Grant Competition Mar 19, 2020
Discussion : National Skills Coalition's Skilled America Podcast Launches Mar 14, 2020
Event : Workforce GPS: Unemployment Compensation for Individuals Affected by the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Mar 12, 2020
Event : Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Programs General Overview Webinar Mar 11, 2020
Discussion : NSC on Defining Quality Non-degree Credentials 4 Mar 9, 2020
Bulletin : Department of Labor's H1-B Scaling Apprenticeship Community Mar 4, 2020
Bulletin : CTE Research Network Training Institute: Summer 2020 Feb 28, 2020
Bulletin : February 2020 Community Highlights Feb 28, 2020
Bulletin : Jobs for the Future: Why I Apprentice Video Contest Feb 27, 2020
Discussion : 2/26: Workforce Benchmarking Network’s Survey Q&A 9 Feb 26, 2020
Bulletin : Connecting with the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce's Benchmarking Survey Feb 24, 2020
Bulletin : ED's Pathways to Credentials Technical Assistance Opportunity Feb 22, 2020
Event : Corporation for a Skilled Workforce Webinar: 2019 Workforce Benchmarking Network's National Survey 1 Feb 19, 2020
Discussion : What would it look like if a county Workforce Coalition took on building an educated workforce to meet employers' demands? 1 Feb 18, 2020
Bulletin : January 2020 Community Highlights Feb 6, 2020
Discussion : IELCE Bright Spots Overview Discussion Thread Jan 30, 2020
Discussion : Casual Conversation about Linkedin and student outcomes with Bernie Floresca 19 Jan 26, 2020