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Integrated Education and Training PD Highlights and Opportunities

Integrated Education and Training PD Highlights and Opportunities

Integrated Education and Training (IET) is front and center for you to join in on national, state, and regional professional development opportunities. IET programming help adults who lack basic skills, relevant occupational skills, and essential workplace skills to gain the competencies and credentials needed for in-demand careers. Here is a brief update on highlights from IET PD over the past year and future PD opportunities in Minnesota and beyond. Read More

Get Them Talking with Career Conversations

Get Them Talking with Career Conversations

There are so many things to consider when helping learners plan for a future career that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. We need to provide opportunities for learners to identify their skills and interests, create a resume, research education and training options, practice interviewing skills, and more. Check out this resource that helps students work on several of these skills at the same time! Read More

2022 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration Now Open!

2022 Language & Literacy Institute: Registration Now Open!

Mark your calendars for the 2022 Language & Literacy Institute on January 27-28. If you teach any aspect of language & literacy—at any level—this event is for you! Read More

A New, Easy and FREE Opportunity to Network with Colleagues from Around the Nation!

A New, Easy and FREE Opportunity to Network with Colleagues from Around the Nation!

ISTE’s SkillRise Initiative is launching a new free opportunity called Loop to help connect adult educators and workforce development professionals who want to share new ideas and grow their networks. Loop matches professionals within a sector (e.g., adult and workforce learning) with similar interests for optional weekly one-on-one networking calls, and it conveniently runs right out of email inboxes. Read More

Career Pathways for Low-Level English Speakers: Coffee Break Takeaways

Career Pathways for Low-Level English Speakers: Coffee Break Takeaways

At the recent ATLAS Fall 2021 ABE Conference, attendees gathered for a coffee break session to discuss Adult Career Pathways for low-level English speakers. Here are four takeaways from that session, along with some additional resources and thoughts to further the conversation. Read More

Showcase Your Work Transitioning Adult Learners

Showcase Your Work Transitioning Adult Learners

Minnesota State is gathering tools, tips, and best practices, especially with regards to ensuring successful transition into and completion of college-level, credit-bearing postsecondary education. This work will allow Minnesota State to expand its program of awarding Credit for Prior Learning, which can reduce the cost of completing a degree and contribute to student success. Read More

Volunteer to Be a Forward Together Ambassador

Volunteer to Be a Forward Together Ambassador

Minnesota has partnered with The Graduate! Network to recruit and train local volunteer Forward Together Ambassadors to encourage their friends, neighbors, and colleagues to enroll in or to return to college or workforce training and complete their programs. The program is flexible and the possibilities for making a real impact are almost limitless! Read More

Updates on Integrated Education and Training (IET)

Updates on Integrated Education and Training (IET)

In the alphabet soup that is ABE, there are a few letters that have risen to the top during the past year: IET. Integrated Education and Training (IET) is new to many in the ABE field; it combines adult education with specific workforce preparation and training. Read on for updates on what's happening in Minnesota around IETs! Read More

Career Planning with Adult Learners Using MCIS

Career Planning with Adult Learners Using MCIS

The Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS) is a comprehensive online program that has information about careers and training programs, employment resources and curriculum. The tools within MCIS can greatly benefit adult learners as they engage in career planning. Read More

DEED Seeks Community Members to Join Grantmaking Review

DEED Seeks Community Members to Join Grantmaking Review

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is committed to changing its grantmaking processes to ensure new voices and perspectives are being heard. We are seeking people with an interest in workforce development, and experience in grantmaking, education, training, workforce, and/or a related area to review grants. Read More