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Educational Attainment Taskforce. Report to Governor and the State Board of Education April 2013 Workforce Development Council update March 2014. Recommendations.

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Educational attainment taskforce

Educational Attainment Taskforce

Report to Governor

and the State Board of Education

April 2013

Workforce Development Council update March 2014


Recommendations

Recommendations

  • 1 - Credit for Prior Learning - Create a statewide portfolio approval process for awarding credits based on prior learning and experience.

  • 2 - Education Transparency Metrics - Develop, publish and deliver to students, parents and policymakers data on employment and wage outcomes of graduates by degree and by educational institution.

  • 3 - Career and College Counseling - Support innovative and evidence-based career and college counseling programs.

  • 4 - WDTF “Industry Sector Grant” - Establish a grant program using the state’s Workforce Development Training Fund to create incentives for partnerships between employers in specific industry sectors and academic institutions to train workers for specific employment opportunities.

  • 5 - Career Readiness Tools - Establish a team to determine if and how a career readiness tool could or should be adopted in Idaho. The team could explore 1) available tools such as ACT National Career Readiness Certification, 2) costs of adopting such tools, and 3) effectiveness in other states.

  • 6 - Advisory Committees - Improve the existing Professional-Technical Education industry advisory committees at secondary and postsecondary schools by

  • 1) standardizing approach and guidelines and 2) assuring best practices for meaningful industry participation and influence in setting curriculum.

  • 7 - Credential Benchmark Survey - Create and implement a survey to provide a benchmark for industry recognized credentials and details on “some college” attainment.

  • 8 - Industry/Education Partnership Event - Create an annual Industry/Education Partnership event to better connect education and training to business needs.


Council for adult and experiential learning cael

Council for Adult and Experiential LearningCAEL

  • A 501 (c)(3) non-profit, international organization with 40 years of lifelong learning experience

  • Dedicated to removing barriers to adult learning

  • Standards recognized by regional accrediting bodies

  • PLA – Prior Learning Assessment Plana process of evaluating knowledge and skills to award college credit

  • On-the-job learning

  • Corporate training

  • Independent study - Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

  • Military service

  • Volunteer service


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