Integrated Education & Training (IET)
IET, according to WIOA regulations, is “...a service approach that provides adult education and literacy activities concurrently and contextually with workforce preparation activities and workforce training for a specific occupation or occupational cluster for the purpose of educational and career advancement” So why IET? How do we interpret and operationalize the intentions of the regulations? How do I create an IET program that fits my particular context and students? How can IET programs be funded? How does IET fit into adult career pathways?
These tools and reference materials will help answer many of these questions and guide you in setting the foundation for best practices in integrated education and training.
Integrated Education & Training: A Career Pathways Policy & Practice
Judy Mortrude, Center for Postsecondary Education & Success at CLASP, April 2017
Summarizes data from a national survey of adult education providers conducted to learn more about IET models, funding mechanisms, and partnerships across the country. Considers implications for the field of ABE. (29 pages)
Integrated Education & Training: A Service Model for Adult Education Across the Spectrum
Judy Mortrude, Center for Postsecondary Education & Success at CLASP; sponsored by COABE, August 2017
This one-hour archived webinar reviews the IET definition and guidance in WIOA regulations. It goes on to explore a few of the many adult education programs that have discovered the power of IET and, through a variety of partnerships, have implemented the IET strategy to serve people across the educational functioning level spectrum. (Scroll down the webinar archive page to find this one.)
Integrated Education & Training: Implementing Programs in Diverse Contexts
Published by the National College Transition Network, 2017
Profiles eight adult education programs around the country and their unique, context-specific approaches to integrating education and training. (56 pages.)
Integrated Education & Training: Model Programs for Building Career Pathways for Participants at Every Skill Level
Article published by The Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advancing policy solutions for low-income people. (12-page PDF)