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Jobs for the Future, 2018
Many states and districts are working toward developing and implementing high-quality systems that align assessments with each other, and to college and career readiness, and a comprehensive set of higher-order thinking skills. In order to support states, districts, and communities in this, the following 10 principles as guidance and common…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Alignment (Education)
Cahill, Charlotte – Jobs For the Future, 2016
Americans seeking employment often face a conundrum: relevant work experience is a prerequisite for many jobs, but it is difficult to gain the required experience without being in the workplace. Work-based learning--activities that occur in workplaces through which youth and adults gain the knowledge, skills, and experience needed for entry or…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, On the Job Training, Educational Principles, Access to Education
Cahill, Charlotte – Jobs For the Future, 2016
Americans seeking employment often face a conundrum: relevant work experience is a prerequisite for many jobs, but it is difficult to gain the required experience without being in the workplace. Work-based learning--activities that occur in workplaces through which youth and adults gain the knowledge, skills, and experience needed for entry or…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Work Experience Programs, Disadvantaged, Educational Benefits
Kobes, Deborah; Girardi, Amy – Jobs For the Future, 2016
Work-based courses are an innovative way to bring college to the production line by using the job as a learning lab. This toolkit provides guidance to community college administrators and faculty who are interested in bringing a work-based course model to their college. It contains video content and teaching tips that introduce the six steps of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Workplace Learning, Courses, Partnerships in Education
Scott, Geri – Jobs For the Future, 2016
This case study, one of a series of publications exploring effective and inclusive models of work-based learning, finds that entry-level occupations in manufacturing have historically been considered unskilled jobs for which little or no training is necessary. As a consequence, employers have experienced high turnover among new-hires, and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Manufacturing, Apprenticeships, Productivity
Heller, Rafael; Gerwin, Carol – Jobs For the Future, 2016
This brief recommends seven ways for supporters of deeper learning to take advantage of the changing education policy landscape, as authority shifts from the federal government to states and local districts. The authors outline priorities to help the nation's high schools move from a largely inequitable system to one that prepares all students for…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Planning, High Schools, Educational Opportunities
Barnett, Elisabeth – Jobs For the Future, 2016
Elisabeth Barnett of the Community College Research Center proposes a new dimension to the general understanding of how best to prepare high school students for higher education. She suggests considering the accumulation of momentum points--specific to college preparatory "experiences" and markers of educational "attainment" in…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Educational Attainment, Experience, College School Cooperation
Barnett, Elisabeth – Jobs For the Future, 2016
This executive summary describes a paper that is part of a series intended to encourage the nation's secondary and postsecondary systems to take joint responsibility for substantially increasing the number of young people who are prepared for college and career success. In this report, author Elisabeth Barnett of the Community College Research…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Educational Attainment, Experience, College School Cooperation
Kobes, Deborah – Jobs For the Future, 2016
This case study, one of a series of publications exploring effective and inclusive models of work-based learning, finds that work-based courses bring college to the production line by using the job as a learning lab. Work-based courses are an innovative way to give incumbent workers access to community college credits and degrees. They are…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Manufacturing Industry, Workplace Learning, Community Colleges
Lundy-Wagner, Valerie – Jobs For the Future, 2016
Recently, the State of California committed nearly one billion dollars to the development of career and technical education (CTE) pathways that lead to locally relevant, high-growth, high-demand careers. This investment represents a pivot from relatively disjointed approaches to CTE in high schools and community colleges, and reflects an…
Descriptors: Career Education, Technical Education, Career Development, Alignment (Education)
Jobs For the Future, 2016
This is the first brief in a series on strategies for Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) grantees and other educators. The Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) program is providing nearly $2 billion in funds to build the capacity of the nation's community…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Acceleration (Education), Credentials, Adult Students
Jobs For the Future, 2016
This is the second brief in a series on strategies for Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) grantees and other educators. The Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College Career Training (TAACCCT) program is providing nearly $2 billion in funds to build the capacity of the nation's…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Financial Support, Training, Adult Learning
Girardi, Amy; Crew, Rachel – Jobs For the Future, 2016
Competency-based education (CBE) is widely viewed as an innovative alternative to traditional higher education, yet most programs serve only a narrow slice of the postsecondary population. Few are intended for adults who need to boost basic skills in order to succeed in college coursework. However, if designed with the needs of a broader range of…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Access to Education, Interviews, Developmental Programs
Soricone, Lisa; McDonnell, Rachel Pleasants – Jobs For the Future, 2016
As community colleges across the country look for ways to promote student success, the need for scaling effective approaches is critical. This guide builds on a framework of four phases of scaling developed in Job For the Future's (JFF's) previous publication, "Thinking Big: A Framework for States on Scaling Up Community College…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Sustainability
Waugh, Alexandra – Jobs For the Future, 2016
A growing body of evidence reveals that a central factor in low completion rates for community college students is the "cafeteria" style approach to college, which provides entering students with a dizzying array of choices and little guidance on navigating those choices. A poor decision on which classes to take can cost community…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, Two Year College Students, School Holding Power
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