Publications Designed to be Customized & Shared

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

Aspirations Toolkit

The Aspirations Toolkit is a set of counseling and instructional practices and tools contributed by adult educators around the country.

Change Agent

World Education’s The Change Agent provides socially relevant content, powerful student writing that inspires discussion, and ready-to-use, College and Career Readiness (CCR) aligned lesson plans – all oriented toward a multi-level audience. 

College and Career Navigator Trainer Manual

A customizable guide for trainers working to help strengthen the skills of practitioners whose primary function includes providing direct students support and guidance, as well as coordinating campus and community support services. Developed for Accelerating Opportunity, a Jobs for the Future initiative.

Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE & ESOL Classroom: Curriculum Guide

A curriculum guide to help adult education teachers and counselors guide adult learners through a comprehensive career planning process that promotes a full range of life skills.

Mapping Your Financial Journey:  Helping Adults Plan for College 

A publication designed by the NCTN in collaboration with the National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) to address the financial concerns adult learners identify as the greatest barrier to college.

Mentoring Toolkit

The resources, forms, and handouts developed for and then informed by the implementation of a successful peer mentoring program. The toolkit is designed to serve as a guide for adult education programs interested in replicating our mentoring model.

Prior Learning Assessment Resources

These customizable resources were developed for faculty and staff for the Retraining the Gulf Coast Workforce through IT Pathways (GCIT) Consortium to guide their efforts in building a strong and streamlined approach to Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).

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