Generating Knowledge & Expertise

The NCTN partners with adult education, workforce, and community organizations and college systems from across the country to incubate and pilot innovations in policy, provide technical assistance, and promote professional development.

ABE-to-College Transitions

Guided 25 New England programs in their implementation of the “College Prep” transitions model. The Adult Transitions Longitudinal Study (ATLAS) study examined the successful participant impact of the project.

Access to Opportunity

Provided direct exposure for adult GED, ESOL, and college transition learners in postsecondary education and training by direct exposure through college events and continued guidance by mentors.

National Career Awareness Project

Strengthened the capacity of the sixteen participating states to prepare adults for college and career pathways. Program staff developed instructional and counseling skills, and state team leaders saw best practices in action to help plan statewide dissemination and scale-up.

Personal and Workplace Success Skills Digital Library

Personal  and Workplace Success Skills Digital Library to advance adults’ college and career readiness and college success. The library presents electronic and print materials and resources and technology-enabled tools that support the development and application of personal and workplace success skills.

SABES Center for Education and Career Planning

Provides professional development opportunities that build the capacity of Adult Basic Education advisors, instructors, administrators, and programs to fully implement effective education, career advising, and career planning to support college and career readiness.

Student Mentoring

Fostered skills through mentorship training and NCTN tools via the Adult College Engagement (ACE) and the Migrant Youth Education projects. Mentees are supported through the critical periods when new college students are the most likely to drop out.