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1 Education Pays $$$ Presenters: Antoinette Mitchell, Deputy Assistant Superintendent, Postsecondary and Career Education J. Michelle Johnson, State Director, Adult and Family Education

2 Participants in this workshop will: Increase their understanding of why “Education Pays $$$” and Learn about programs and services in the city that help DC residents acquire the knowledge and skills needed to increase their earning power. 2 Objectives

3 About 80,000 to 90,000 DC residents (19%) read below functional literacy levels - (Source: The National Assessment of Adult Literacy 2003)? 54,690 DC residents ages 25 and older do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent - (Source: US Census Bureau American Community Survey 2011)? 10,616 individuals between 18 and 24 years old do not have a high school diploma or its equivalent - (Source: The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Kids Count Data Center)? 75,897 DC residents have a high school diploma but have no postsecondary education or training - (Source: US Census Bureau American Community Survey, 2011)? 3 Did you know that …

4 Many DC residents with low level literacy skills are disproportionally unemployed? 71% of the jobs in the District require postsecondary education or training? Digital literacy is widely required for employment? In order to lower unemployment and address other social issues in the District of Columbia, it is critical to raise the basic literacy, digital literacy, training and postsecondary education skill levels of DC residents? 4 Did you know that …

5 National statistics support the popular wisdom that … Education Pays $$$. Education = greater earnings. Education = increased job security. Education = more career options. 5 Why Does Education Pay $$$?

6 Education/Training Requirement Total Openings in Average Annual Wage Doctoral Degree (PhD)632$72,944 Master’s Detree (M)1,18469,361 Bachelor’s Degree or higher degree, plus work experience (B+)2,89586,954 Bachelor’s Degree (B)6,38969,683 Associate Degree (A)1,64352,342 Postsecondary Vocational Award (CTE)72844,837 Work experience in a related occupation (Exp)2,44660,527 Long-Term On-the-Job Training (LTOJT)1,03550,698 Moderate-Term On-the-Job Training (MTOJT)1,80640,325 Short-Term On-the-Job Training6,35230,921 Notes: *Projected Occupations data is compiled for the District of Columbia Industry and Occupational Projections, **The wage data is compiled from Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational & Employment Statistics (OES),May 2009 Survey. Source: Department of Employment Services, Office of Labor Market Research & Information 6 District of Columbia Projected Openings and Wages By Education Level

7 Reflection Question What are some of the obstacles/barriers that prevent DC residents from increasing their earning power?

8 Lack of information Limiting Beliefs Health/Well Being Other people/Responsibilities Own motivation Time Fear 8 Some Obstacles/Barriers that prevent DC residents from increasing their earning power

9 Reflection Question Once the obstacles/barriers are eliminated, what can DC residents do to increase their earning power?

10 Enroll in a program that can help them improve their basic literacy skills (reading, math, writing) Enroll in a program that can help them to improve their English speaking and listening skills Enroll in a program that can help them earn a General Education Development (GED) or a High School Diploma Participate in a computer literacy class to improve their digital literacy skills Participate in training program to Improve their job readiness skills and earn a training certification Enroll in college and earn one or more degrees Pursue a career and get and keep a job 10 What can DC residents do to increase their earning power?

11  Adult Basic Education (ABE) Services  Adult Secondary Education (ASE) Services including GED Preparation and the National External Diploma Program (NEDP)  English Literacy/Civics (EL/Civics) Services  English as a Second Language (ESL) Services  Family Literacy Services  Workforce Transition Services  Postsecondary Education Transition Services 11 OSSE Adult and Family Education Services

12  Designed for adults who need to improve their reading, writing and basic math skills.  Instruction may be provided in small classes or by individualized tutoring. 12 Adult Basic Education (ABE) Services

13  Designed for adults who need to earn a secondary credential via the following options: - GED (General Education Development) - NEDP (National External Diploma Program) - DC Public Schools (DCPS) High School Diploma 13 Adult Secondary Education (ASE) Services

14  The GED (General Education Development) is a nationally recognized measure of high school knowledge and skills.  The GED 2002 exam covers (5) core subject areas required in traditional high school curriculum: Language Arts Reading, Language Arts Writing, Social Studies, Science and Mathematics  The exam is available via computer-based tests or paper-based tests. 14 GED 2002

15  Starting in 2014, there will be a new GED test.  The new test will be a computer-based test. No paper-based tests will be administered.  The current version of the GED test (GED 2002) will expire at the end of 2013 (December 31, 2013).  Students who have taken and not passed any of the (5) five GED 2002 tests are encouraged to retake and pass all of the tests by December 31,  After that date, the test scores will expire. 15 GED 2014

16 The NEDP (National External Diploma Program) is an adult high school diploma program that awards a traditional high school diploma to adults who successfully demonstrate academic and life-skill competencies that have been determined to be what every high school student should know or be able to do. NEDP students are required to demonstrate mastery of 70 generalized competencies in ten competency areas and an individualized vocational competency. 16 NEDP

17  Effective July 1, 2013, NEDP Online replaces the NEDP paper-based program.  Students who have been participating in the NEDP paper-based program must complete it by June 30,  After that date, students who have not completed the paper-based program will have to complete the NEDP Online. 17 NEDP Online 2013

18  Designed for adults who need to acquire English language reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.  English Literacy and civics education (EL/Civics) services help limited English proficient persons understand the rights and responsibilities of citizenship, naturalization, civic participation and U.S. history and government. 18 English as a Second Language (ESL) Services and EL/Civics

19  Designed for parents and their children and include: - Adult Education, - Early Childhood Education, - Interactive Parent and Child Activities, and - Parent Support Groups. 19 Family Literacy Services

20 Some OSSE AFE providers offer workforce transition services to District residents including job readiness instruction, digital/computer literacy, Workplace Literacy (WPL) and Workforce Development Training (WDT). The DC Education Licensure Commission licenses postsecondary educational institutions (colleges/universities, training programs, and trade/professional schools) operating in the District of Columbia. A list of licensed institutions is posted at 20 Workforce Transition Services

21 The University of the District of Columbia Community College (UDC-CC) Workforce Development Program (WPD) helps DC residents develop the skills that local employers need today. Some of the career areas for which UDC-CC training is available are as follows: Health Care, Construction Trades, Hospitality Careers, Office Technology and Administrative Technology. 21 Workforce Transition Services (Cont.)

22 The OSSE AFE partners with the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) to meet the workforce needs of DC residents. DOES American Job Centers are located at the Frank D. Reeves Municipal Center (N.W.), UDC- CC Bertie Backus Campus (N.E.) and Martin L. King Jr. Avenue (S.E.). DOES provides services to DC residents including job training, job placement assistance, workers compensation and unemployment compensation.

23 The Mayor’s Scholars Fund is a 100% need-based scholarship program that provides financial support for low-income District students who attend District of Columbia colleges and universities, including the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and its Community College (UDCCC). The fund is managed by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), Division of Post-Secondary Education. The program awards grants for as much as $3,000 at UDCCC, $7,000 at UDC and $10,000 at private DC universities. Students’ eligibility for the program is based on current undergraduate enrollment in a D.C. college or university, good academic and disciplinary standing, established District residency, and verified financial need. 23 Postsecondary Education Transition Services

24 The Education Opportunity Center (EOC) provides assistance in applying for college admission, applying for federal aid and searching for financial resources. The DC CAP Scholarship helps current college-bound high school seniors fund their higher education. The U.S. Department of Education lists possible funding opportunities Postsecondary Education Transition Services (Cont.)

25 Reflection Question Based on everything we’ve talked about what advice would you give to a DC resident (family, friend, co-worker) about what they can do to increase their earning power?

26 OSSE Adult and Family Education 810 First Street, N.E., 2 nd Floor, Washington, DC (202) or (202) For additional information, contact:


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