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ERIC Number: EJ1125481
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2169-0480
Using Research to Design Integrated Education and Training Programs
Pappalardo, Michele; Schaffer, William R.
Journal of Research and Practice for Adult Literacy, Secondary, and Basic Education, v5 n3 p38-42 Win 2016
With the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, Northampton Community College began the creation of Integrated Education and Training (IE&T) programs in October 2015. After a needs assessment was conducted with the partners, programs were created to address the needs in the hospitality and healthcare sectors. The College took into account the Evolution and Potential of Career Pathways report (U.S. Department of Education, 2015) as one of the building blocks for IE&T program creation. This article describes: (1) how the IE&T programs were created; (2) establishing the Skills, Tasks, and Results Training (START) Hospitality Program; (3) establishing a 100-hour Community Health Worker (CHW) certificate program; (4) the academic support component of both the START and Community Health Worker programs; and (5) the economic benefits of certificate programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Adult Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania
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