Presentation on theme: "5 year timeline for Adult Education December, 2011."— Presentation transcript:
5 year timeline for Adult Education December, 2011
State Emphasis & Initiatives 1.5-year timeline for Implementation of Career Pathways in Nevada Adult Education – Career Pathways Standards 2.Increase capacity to offer GED Prep & Fast Track models 3.Postsecondary Transitions/Bridge programs 4.Literacy & ESL focused on College and Career Awareness & Readiness 5.Greater integration of Nevada ABE & Adult High School programs 6.Supplemental funding related to innovative programming / mini research grants 7.Funding formula to drive initiatives listed above
Economic Outlook Conclusion The economic rebound in Nevada will take considerably longer than in past recessions Tentative signs of a stabilization in the economy have emerged. – unemployment rates holding fairly steady – job losses are easing – initial claims for unemployment insurance trending down Nothing on the horizon would serve as a catalyst for a return to our historical growth pattern — look for the economy to “bounce along the bottom” in the near-term. Looking at the long-term, modest/moderate growth, but perhaps not as subject to booms and busts.
The Career Pathways Pipeline How we can serve the hardest to serve
Number In Need 12,600,000 adults have finished less than 9 grades of school 17,970,000 adults have finished at least 9 grades but no diploma (American Community Survey) 27,000,000 adults are below basic 57,000,000 adults are basic (National Assessment of Adult Literacy/2011 Census)
Are Career Pathways Inclusive? Creaming: Creaming is focusing only on the few at the top, leaving the others with no services.
Pipeline for the Lower Tier Identify 5 high demand job sectors in your service area that require post-secondary training or a 2-year degree – Identify reading, math and English skills and the soft skills related to those specific jobs See DETR Statewide Occupational Employment & Projections 2008-2018 www.nevadaworkforce.comwww.nevadaworkforce.com Click: Employment Projections
Pipeline for the Lower Tier – Integrate that contextualized content into the curriculum We are going to teach root words, prefixes and suffixes. By teaching reading skills as well as math and English skills in high-demand job sector contexts, we provide on-ramps onto career pathways for lower level adults.
Pipeline for the Lower Tier – Integrate the soft skills into the curriculum We teach problem solving, critical thinking and analysis, communication. By teaching these and other soft skills in contexts of the high demand job sectors in the service area, we expand career pathway opportunities for lower level adults. See Michigan’s Preparing Workers Program: http://www.maepd.org/lib-preparingworkers.html http://www.maepd.org/lib-preparingworkers.html
We have many adults below the adult secondary level. We cannot wait to introduce job-specific skills until adults reach adult secondary. We cannot cream the upper level learners and turn away the lower level learners. We can and do provide career pathway support at all levels.