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Francis, Jaimie M. – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2020
At a time with an increasing focus on return on investment, employers must adopt business strategies that are scalable; driven by their own data; and inclusive of students and workers of all ages, experiences, and backgrounds. Talent Pipeline Management® (TPM) is a workforce strategy that focuses on the development and delivery of talent from…
Descriptors: Employers, Job Skills, Talent Development, School Business Relationship
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Jurmo, Paul J. – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2020
This article describes two decades of workplace basic skills efforts in the United States (mid 1980s to early 2000s). Private- and public-sector groups defined the problem of inadequate basic skills in the incumbent workforce. They raised awareness of this problem as it affected various segments of the workforce and diverse industries. They…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Basic Skills, Educational History, Adult Education
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Rittberger, Stephenie; Monczunski, Julia – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2020
After tracking barriers of adult education learners pursuing their GED®, the Career Learning Center of the Black Hills (CLCBH) found that high rates of poverty, homelessness, unemployment, and other trauma-related experiences led to an ongoing sense of helplessness and despair among many of our adult learners, in particular Native American…
Descriptors: Trauma, Labor Force Development, Adult Students, American Indian Students
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Green, Anson M. – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2020
In 2014, the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) thrust adult educators into a dramatically new landscape of service expectations and partnership requirements to increase the ability of providers to meet the employment needs of students and employers. The coronavirus pandemic created an accelerating demand for adult education…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Employers, Labor Force Development, School Business Relationship
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Mollica, Jennie – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2020
Employers and labor organizations in the United States use apprenticeships to provide workers with technical education and paid on-the-job training leading to wage increases and higher-skilled jobs. When English learners participate in apprenticeships, employers benefit from an expanded pipeline of qualified employees and a more diverse workforce,…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, English Language Learners, On the Job Training, Skilled Occupations
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Tio, Rosaline; Overby, Latanya – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2020
With the start of the three-year grant cycle beginning in 2017-2018, the Georgia Office of Adult Education (GOAE) implemented a state policy to require all adult education providers, not just Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) grantees, to develop and implement at least one integrated education and training (IET) program for…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, State Policy, Adult Education, Integrated Curriculum
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Alamprese, Judith A. – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2020
The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education convened the Integrated Education and Training (IET) Symposium on January 15, 2020, to obtain information about the progress with and challenges in implementing IET models in adult education programs. Forty-five representatives from adult education state offices,…
Descriptors: Integrated Curriculum, Adult Education, Conferences (Gatherings), Partnerships in Education
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Lawrence, Timothy W. – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2020
This article provides the perspective of the executive director of a national education association as he retires after 19 years as a national workforce development thought leader. He provides insights including the essential skills required for all learners and the unique opportunities for adult learners to help fill the skills gap as baby…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Job Skills, Adult Students, Retirement
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Cody, Cathleen A. – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2020
The purpose of this study was to understand the behavioral and environmental influences on adult education graduates from central Connecticut, who successfully completed a postsecondary certified nursing assistant program in the state of Connecticut, and how those influences can contribute to the success of other adult education graduates. Eight…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Graduates, Allied Health Occupations Education, Student Attitudes
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Gallup, Amber – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2020
Apprenticeship is an internationally recognized model of learning receiving increased attention as it evolves to meet the needs of modern workers, employers, and the labor market. As apprenticeship expands, and new industries explore the model, adult educators are being asked to help develop programs and pathways, write curriculum, serve as…
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Apprenticeships, Program Development, Adult Education
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Antoine-Morse, Kristen – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2019
This article summarizes the results and conclusions of a study conducted in 2017 in which Kristen Antoine-Morse examined the lived experiences of four men incarcerated at the Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola) near St. Francisville, Louisiana, (referred to in this article as LSP or Angola) and one returning citizen who was previously…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Males, Postsecondary Education
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Whalen, Sudie; Swain, Shannon; Fedele-McLeod, Mariann; Thacher, Marian – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2019
In 2016, the Office of Correctional Education in the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation embarked on a process of implementing professional learning communities (PLCs) in all 35 California state prisons. The American Institutes for Research provided professional development and consulting on the PLC process. Through working to…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Communities of Practice, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons
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Thomas, Pat – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2019
Collaboration is a practice that many providers say they are doing but rarely do we see it translated into the actual work that staff connected with our learners--our customers--do. Our customers face multiple barriers in their desire to succeed and move forward. Leadership with a focus on creating partnerships to address the multiple barriers of…
Descriptors: Cooperation, Outcomes of Education, Barriers, Leadership
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Beattie, Ellen N. – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2019
Viewed from the perspective of an action verb, and not just as a position occupied by the elite few, positive leadership drives productivity, employee engagement, and performance. Specifically, the field of positive psychology has gained momentum. Its emphasis on personal well being, and constructs like hope, optimism, and a focus on awareness of…
Descriptors: Leadership Styles, Well Being, Psychological Patterns, Brain
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Levesque, Jeri; McGregor, Lynn – COABE Journal: The Resource for Adult Education, 2019
Parents who participate in family literacy and family learning programs gain new skills and knowledge through Family Service Learning projects. They increase their social capital and self-efficacy, especially developing leadership and advocacy skills, when they focus on issues of concern and relevance on behalf of themselves and their children. A…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Family Literacy, Family Programs, Service Learning
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