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1 Adult Education Directors Meeting March, 2012 Reno

2 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

3 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 Click: Employment Projections

4 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.

5 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.

6 The New Workplace Readiness Skills for the Commonwealth Needs Identified by Virginia Employers Adopted, April 2010 Pilot project approved and adopted by Nevada Career and Technical Education, Spring 2012

7 Personal Qualities and People Skills 1. POSITIVE WORK ETHIC: Comes to work every day on time, is willing to take direction, and is motivated to accomplish the task at hand 2. INTEGRITY: Abides by workplace policies and laws and demonstrates honesty and reliability 3. TEAMWORK: Contributes to the success of the team, assists others, and requests help when needed 4. SELF-REPRESENTATION: Dresses appropriately and uses language and manners suitable for the workplace 5. DIVERSITY AWARENESS: Works well with all customers and coworkers 6. CONFLICT RESOLUTION: Negotiates diplomatic solutions to interpersonal and workplace issues 7. CREATIVITY AND RESOURCEFULNESS: Contributes new ideas and works with initiative

8 Professional Knowledge and Skills 8. SPEAKING AND LISTENING: Follows directions and communicates effectively with customers and fellow employees 9. READING AND WRITING: Reads and interprets workplace documents and writes clearly 10. CRITICAL THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING: Analyzes and resolves problems that arise in completing assigned tasks 11. HEALTH AND SAFETY: Follows safety guidelines and manages personal health 12. ORGANIZATIONS, SYSTEMS, AND CLIMATES: Identifies big picture issues and his or her role in fulfilling the mission of the workplace 13. LIFELONG LEARNING: Continually acquires new industry-related information and improves professional skills 14. JOB ACQUISITION AND ADVANCEMENT: Prepares to apply for a job and to seek promotion 15. TIME, TASK, AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: Organizes and implements a productive plan of work 16. MATHEMATICS: Uses mathematical reasoning to accomplish tasks 17. CUSTOMER SERVICE: Identifies and addresses the needs of all customers, providing helpful, courteous, and knowledgeable service

9 Technology Knowledge and Skills 18. JOB-SPECIFIC TECHNOLOGIES: Selects and safely uses technological resources to accomplish work responsibilities in a productive manner 19. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Uses computers, file management techniques, and software/programs effectively 20. INTERNET USE AND SECURITY: Uses the Internet appropriately for work 21. TELECOMMUNICATIONS: Selects and uses appropriate devices, services, and applications

10 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 pathways support at all levels.

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