Adult Career Pathways Resources
Students develop grammar, vocabulary, writing, reading, listening, speaking and math skills relevant to employment in manufacturing and the trades. Also includes career exploration and skill building for job interviews. || AUTHOR: Anthony (Tony) Newes, Minneapolis Adult Education
Provides basic skills instruction in reading, writing, and math to students enrolled in a FIT 4 Advanced Manufacturing training. This is part of an Integrated Education & Training (IET) program. Six lessons include career exploration; identifying main idea and supporting details; understanding a technical drawing; understanding fractions; understanding decimals in manufacturing; and measurement in manufacturing. || AUTHOR: Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, Penn State College of Education
Provides a quick brush up and introduction to prepare students for college manufacturing classes. Includes focus on key workplace vocabulary and tools, math brush-up, and basics in blueprint reading. Also prepares students with knowledge about soft skills, growth mindset, learning styles, professionalism and more. || AUTHOR: Linnea Lebens, Duluth ABE
Prepares students with the math they need to be successful in a machine shop. Focus is on basic math skills: working with fractions, decimals, percent, proportions, and algebra; limited blueprint reading; accurate ruler reading, understanding tolerances, and conversions. Students also develop teamwork and communication skills. || AUTHOR: Cindy Secord, Metro North ABE
Covers the past, present, and future of manufacturing careers, including both the scientific and economic aspects. Content includes basic machines, manufacturing power sources and process, safety, geometrical tolerancing, CNC operator, industrial maintenance, welding and employment knowledge/expectations. || AUTHOR: Mankato ABE
Students improve their basic reading and writing skills using materials related to the Manufacturing industry. Students gain experience using computers and develop key employability skills, such as communication, teamwork, dependability, problem-solving, and technology skills. Exploration of manufacturing career options is incorporated into personalized career plans. Test-taking skills are emphasized to prepare for TABE tests, HSE tests, and the college entrance exam. || AUTHOR: Stephanie Sommers, for Women Employed
Students improve their basic reading and writing skills using materials related to the Manufacturing industry. Learning is interactive, and students gain experience using computers and develop key employability skills, such as communication, teamwork, dependability, problem-solving, and technology skills. Test-taking skills are emphasized to prepare for TABE tests, HSE tests, and the college entrance exam. Upon completion, students earn college credit for Machining Processes I course and NIMS Material, Measurement & Safety industry credential. || AUTHOR: Stephanie Sommers, for Women Employed
Students become familiar with manufacturing career pathways offered through the local community and technical college. They analyze regional labor market data for the manufacturing industry and identify entry-level manufacturing employment options. Basic manufacturing concepts and terminology are covered as students develop their academic and study skills. The course is held on the college campus to allow students to become acclimated to the college environment. The course is closely aligned with the ACES (Academic, Career, & Employability Skills) Transitions Integration Framework (TIF) and addresses skills in all six of the skill areas. || AUTHOR: Ron Fleischmann, Mankato ABE
The Integrated Education and Training (IET) course is designed to fulfill requirements of the Electrical and Instrumentation Technician Curriculum of PMMI Certification, The Association of Packaging and Processing Technologies. This course is intended to be offered in conjunction with a state-approved apprenticeship program. The basic skills lessons equip participants with the basic academic skills needed to be successful in a Level 1 Mechanical Maintenance course. || AUTHOR: Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy, Penn State College of Education
Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan (ISD 196) ABE partners with Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota and Dakota County Technical College (DCTC). DCTC contracts with Industrial Insite to provide the specific test prep curriculum and the hands-on soldering curriculum. Industrial Insite purchases and adapts curriculum from IPC. District 196 ABE has created study materials and activities that tie to and support the IPC curriculum, but they are not useful on their own without the IPC curriculum and certified IPC trainer. || AUTHOR: Mary Grady-Elsenheimer, District 196 ABE
The course introduces basic fundamentals of welding including equipment, vocabulary, types and techniques of welds, joints, grooves, defects, Ohm’s law, safety, symbols and beginning blueprint reading. Intended for students who have little or no experience welding. || AUTHOR: Kathy Loecher, Rochester ABE
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