LaGuardia Community College, NY
LaGuardia Community College is partnering with the National College Transition Network and the New England Literacy Resource Center to expand teacher capacity and develop a community of adult educators who practice contextualized instruction and to deliver services in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. Attendees will practice techniques to design rigorous instruction that will help adult learners become career and college-ready. Activities will include instructor trainings, webinars, a virtual community of practice (VCP) and a culminating conference each year for the two years of the grant. This endeavor is made possible with support from MetLife Foundation.
The National College Transition Network is providing technical assistance to the State of Texas Education Agency. Members of the NCTN team will customize a practitioner toolkit and associated training materials to promote greater use of regional labor market data. The toolkit will inform adult learners' career choices and facilitate effective transitions to postsecondary education. In addition, NCTN/ will make recommendations for statewide implementation of the training materials.
Virginia Community College System
Adult Career Coach Training for the Virginia Community College System entails designing an online course that will be the centerpiece of certification training for Virginia’s statewide Adult Career Coaches who are stationed at each of Virginia’s community colleges to assist dislocated workers, un- and underemployed adults, and veterans to enter postsecondary training programs in high growth industries in partnership with local One Stop Career Centers. The Adult Career Coach initiative is funded through the US Department of Labor under the Trade Act Adjustment Community College Transformation (TAACCT).
Waubonsee Community College, IL
The National College Transition Network has started to provide technical assistance to Waubonsee Community College. Members of the NCTN team will guide the development and implementation of a college transition pilot program for adult students in the college's adult education program based at the Aurora, Illinois campus. A core element of the pilot program will be a college transition course incorporating the four aspects of college and career readiness: academic, career, college and personal readiness.
For more information about these projects, please contact Ellen Hewett.