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A Dream-shop facilitated by Mike Vail Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy Penn State University
Welcome Icebreaker: NCTN Epiphanies Opportunity/Threat Group Brainstorm Adult Ed Landscape Best Practices Small Group Activity Report Out Next Steps Wrap
Please discuss your responses to these 2 questions with your table-mates. What was the best idea you happened upon at this conference? What, in your mind, made it the best?
Approximately 90,000,000 adults in the U.S. (45%) are not able to fully participate in family, work, or community opportunities due to insufficient reading level. Low adult literacy costs about 225 billion dollars a year in lost productivity. Financial investment in adult education results in higher salaries, enhanced job security, more tax revenues, and increased consumer spending. Inmates who actively study for GED or viably take part in educational programs have significantly lower recidivism rates. Waiting lists for adult education services are through the roof, with 725 programs reporting long waiting lists amounting to almost 200,000 learners wanting services that they must wait for indefinitely. * Data points from
Alignment of activities with regional needs identified in local plans under Title 1 Serving individuals with disabilities Instructional activities based on rigorous research Effective use of technology Activities that promote IET Coordination with education, training, employers, and social service providers to promote career pathways Convergence of PIAC, RFW, WIOA
Workforce: Skill Works (Boston) Postsecondary: ASAP (NYC) ABE: Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (Washington State)
$6M to support sector partnerships in the 2004 Economic Stimulus Bill. Creation and funding Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund in the 2006 Economic Stimulus Bill. WCTF has since distributed $18M in funding for sector partnerships statewide. Creation of the $1.5M Educational Rewards Grants program for part-time college students. Attainment of $8M in supplemental funding for ABE, School-to-Career, and One-Stop Career Centers. Changes to the state’s Food Stamp Employment Training Program to allow community-based organizations to draw down more federal reimbursements for providing job training to food stamp recipients.
Postsecondary Accelerated Study in Associate’s Program (ASAP) Cost Free Connected Community of Learners Full time study mandatory Majors selected by CUNY based on projected job growth In NYC Comprehensive Advisement Academic Support Services Career Counseling 50%+ graduation rate after 3 years compared to 16% nationally* *January/February 2014 Atlantic Monthly
Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST, Washington State). This model pairs ABE instructors with content- area instructors to co-teach college-level vocational courses and workforce training. Students who complete courses receive college- level professional credits, as part of a specific career pathway. Programs participating in I-BEST must appear on the demand list for the local area and meet a set minimum wage.
Break up into five groups and brainstorm at least 3 opportunities and strategies around one of the following: 1. Advocacy 2. Funding 3. Staffing 4. Information Technology 5. Service Delivery/Classroom Design 6. Leadership Please record opportunities and strategies on flipchart paper and designate someone to report out to the larger group.
Each group will share 3 ideas they came up with. See any obstacles? Benefits?
small group findings to all attendees Await policy implications and decisions expected in early 2015 from DOE and DOL Have a great Thanksgiving!!!
Mike Vail Career Pathways Program Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy Penn State University