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Transforming Adult Education in Indiana Through Adult Career Pathways. Marie Mackintosh Director of Education and Training Programs. Overview. The Challenge Workforce Development and Adult Education Regional Approach Bridging the Gap: Adult Education, GED+ and Career Pathways

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transforming adult education in indiana through adult career pathways

Transforming Adult Education in Indiana Through Adult Career Pathways

Marie Mackintosh

Director of Education and Training Programs

  • The Challenge
  • Workforce Development and Adult Education
  • Regional Approach
  • Bridging the Gap: Adult Education, GED+ and Career Pathways
  • GED+ Programs, Implementation, Microgrants

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Educational Demand Nationally

  • Carnevale—Georgetown University
    • 2018: 55% of jobs will require post-secondary ed (middle skills attainment)
    • Bureau of Labor Statistics—Out of Workforce (2009)
      • 35% of all high school dropouts
      • 10% of college graduates
  • David Leonhardt—NYT
    • 1954: 96% of men 24-54 worked
    • 2011: approximately 80%

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indiana adult education needs
Indiana Adult Education Needs

Source: Indiana Chamber of Commerce, 2008

gap analysis
Gap Analysis
  • Target:
        • 500K+ adults without HS diploma/GED
        • 20K HS dropouts each year
  • Limited delivery capacity in adult education
  • Employer demand for middle skills attainment
  • Need for integration among partners for comprehensive service delivery to clients

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workforce development and adult education
Workforce Development and Adult Education
  • DWD became the eligible agency for Adult Education effective April 1, 2011
  • Focusing on increasing capacity, efficient delivery, and employment and retention
  • Increased emphasis on occupational certifications and post-secondary transitions

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workforce development at a glance
Workforce Development At a Glance
  • One Stop (WorkOne) services include improving skills through Occupational Training
    • Services provided include: Career counseling; case management; delivery of assessments; skills evaluation; workshops/computer classes; resume development; career planning; occupational training; job attainment
  • 12 Economic Growth Regions; 11 for delivery of adult education
    • 27 Full Service Centers; 65 Express Centers
    • Newly designed Training Provider Policy:;
    • Newly established Customer Flow Policy:

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bridging the gap indiana adult career pathways
Bridging the Gap: Indiana Adult Career Pathways
  • A framework that connects adult education programs, occupational training programs, post secondary institutions, and employers
    • Each step prepares students for the next level of work and education through contextualized learning and concurrent training.
    • Each credential in a pathway should build on the previous credential so that students who earn them are increasing both career and earning opportunities.
    • Credentials are industry recognized and achieved through the passage of a standardized skill assessment

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Adult Career Pathways in Indiana

  • Five industry sectors (career clusters) were chosen
    • Healthcare
    • Information Technology
    • Business Administration
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Transportation, Distribution, Logistics

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adult career pathways in indiana
Adult Career Pathways in Indiana
  • Focuses on long-term solutions with short-term objectives
  • Offers a model that is both flexible and adaptable to local/regional needs
  • Requires significant employer and community engagement at the local level

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Implementation: 3-year plan

  • DWD narrowed down DOE’s secondary career pathways work to five sectors (clusters)
  • DWD researched 15 entry-level certifications (3 per sector) and offered a framework for developing bridge programs
  • Adult education consortia are responsible for developing adult career pathways based on the certifications
  • The consortia are expected to roll out 5 new pathways each academic year.

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implementation matrix
Implementation Matrix
  • Required elements of the implementation matrix:
    • Program Design
    • Curriculum and Instruction
    • Implementation Strategy
    • Employer Partnerships
    • Supportive Services
    • Accountability
    • Sustainability
    • Recommended Pathway Continuation

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ged programs
GED+ Programs
  • Focused on entry-level positions that are the first step in a career ladder
  • Industry recognized certifications in growing occupations and industries
  • Individuals must pass an objective, verified assessment prior to earning the certification
  • Ideally learners would earn the certifications concurrently to working toward their GED

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implementation year 1
Implementation: Year 1
  • Each region had to implement 5 GED+ programs by September 6, 2011
  • Learning Outcomes offered to consortia to ensure consistency
  • $2.5M in WIA Title I discretionary vouchers made available to pay tuition for GED+ program for clients dual enrolled in adult education and WorkOne services.

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  • Offered up to $12,000 per GED+ program, per consortium, for program development
  • Eligible Costs:
    • Stipends for curriculum development
    • Instructor salary
    • Materials or small equipment
    • Administrative overhead such as facilities or equipment rental
  • To date, 23 microgrants have been issued to 8 regions as seed money

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emerging innovative practices
Emerging Innovative Practices
  • Adult Education and Occupational Training co-location
  • Unique intake and screening processes
  • Online Instruction opportunities
  • Coupling OJT training with GED+ program

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contact information
Contact Information

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