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Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
This brief describes the Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) programs that bridge the gap between school and work, thereby creating pathways to college and careers for Washington's emerging workforce. BEdA programs teach foundational skills--reading, writing, math, technology and English language--so adults can move through college and into…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Labor Force Development
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2015
Washington's community and technical colleges set a national example for innovative policies, practices and research for student success. Washington's community and technical college system ranks 12th in the nation for graduation rates, and 7th for certificates and degrees produced. Olympic College and Renton Technical College in March 2015 were…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Educational Innovation, Recognition (Achievement)
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2014
The Annual 2013-14 Enrollment Report provides a snapshot of enrollment statistics in Washington's community and technical colleges during the 2013-2014 academic year. Highlighted trends include: (1) In 2013-14, the legislative target (includes university centers, private career schools and community-based organizations) for the system was 139,237…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Tables (Data), Enrollment Trends
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2014
Washington's Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training Program (I-BEST) quickly teaches students literacy, work, and college-readiness skills so they can move through school and into living wage jobs faster. Pioneered by Washington's community and technical colleges, I-BEST uses a team-teaching approach to combine college-readiness classes…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Two Year Colleges, Technical Institutes, Community Colleges
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2013
Adults who lack a high school diploma now have a new way to get a second chance. It's called "High School 21+," a competency-based high school diploma offered at Washington's community and technical colleges. Adults 21 years old and older can go to participating colleges to earn a high school diploma. An advisor will look at transcripts…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, High School Equivalency Programs, Community Colleges, Program Descriptions
Pleasants, Rachel – Jobs for the Future, 2011
"Accelerating Opportunity" responds to the nation's growing need for improved pathways from Adult Basic Education (ABE) to credentials of value in the labor market. It builds on promising practices developed in "Breaking Through," an initiative of Jobs for the Future and the National Council for Workforce Education, and…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Postsecondary Education, Education Work Relationship, Integrated Curriculum
Yaffe, Deborah – Educational Testing Service, 2010
Decades ago, most U.S. companies hired locally, few jobs required a college education and even high school dropouts could find well-paying work. However, the world has changed. With automation and overseas outsourcing eliminating many low-skilled jobs--and, increasingly, many higher-skilled ones--more and more Americans need postsecondary…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Education Work Relationship, Differences, Credentials
Alamprese, Judith A.; Gwaltney, Margaret K. – Abt Associates, 2010
The Adult Education Coordination and Planning (AECAP) guide is designed to assist state adult education staff in forming partnerships at the state level and facilitating coordination at the local level as a lever for expanding and improving the quality of adult basic education (ABE) and workforce development services. Coordination plays a critical…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Partnerships in Education, Adult Education, Labor Force Development
Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2009
This annual newsletter contains updates on the latest CCRC research, new publications and details of upcoming presentations at major conferences. The feature article in this issue, "Addressing the Needs of Underprepared Students," by Thomas Bailey, summarizes the discussion found in the paper "Challenge and Opportunity: Rethinking…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Research, Remedial Instruction, Developmental Studies Programs
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Goto, Stanford; Spitzer, Rosalind; Sadouk, Jennifer – Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 2009
Adult educators are well aware of the need to understand the communities they serve. This is important, not only to improve teaching, but also to make programs more accessible. The Adult Learning Research Project (Goto, Martin, Goulet, Robinson, and Furtado, in press) was designed to gather preliminary information about communities that are…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Identification, Barriers, Adult Learning
Jenkins, Davis; Zeidenberg, Matthew; Kienzl, Gregory – Community College Research Center, Columbia University, 2009
Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) was developed by the community and technical colleges in Washington State to increase the rate at which adult basic skills students enter and succeed in postsecondary occupational education and training. Under the I-BEST model, basic skills instructors and career-technical faculty jointly…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Multivariate Analysis, Basic Skills, Community Colleges
Hyslop, Alisha – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2008
The seventh recommendation in ACTE's postsecondary reform position statement is to pilot innovative approaches to funding. Public postsecondary providers are expected to fulfill a number of educational missions linked to separate funding streams, such as academic coursework, workforce education and training, distance education and research. These…
Descriptors: Credentials, Noncredit Courses, Community Colleges, Distance Education
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2005
WorkFirst is Washington State's welfare-to-work program. The program's mission is to help citizens get "a job, a better job, a better life." Inaugurated in 1996, it is based on the 1996 federal Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) welfare reform legislation. As part of this new program, the community and technical college system…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Welfare Recipients, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2005
Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) pairs English as a second language (ESL)/adult basic education (ABE) instructors and professional-technical instructors in the classroom to concurrently provide students with literacy education and workforce skills. In Spring 2004, the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges' Offices…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Adult Basic Education, English (Second Language)
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, 2005
This report is designed to provide information for readers, promote discussion, and set the stage for future initiatives to address outcomes for people of color. The data provided speaks to the success that Washington's community and technical colleges have achieved in increasing higher education access and participation for students of color. It…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, Access to Education