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Integrated Education & Training

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.

Developing a Single Set of Shared Learning Objectives for Integrated Education and Training – Webinar and Worksheet

An introduction to the elements needed for successful team teaching and, specifically, the development of a single set of integrated learning objectives to guide instruction. IET administrators, ESL instructors and workforce training (CTE) teachers explore approaches and strategies for the planning and successful implementation of integrated programs.

Developing Basic Skills Curriculum for an IET: A Guide for the Pathways to Employment Program

This guide provides resources and tools that will help practitioners plan, design, and implement the basic skills component of an IET (Integrated Education and Training) curriculum. Informed by ISAL’s curriculum design for a variety of career pathways.

From I-BEST to Early I-BEST: Designing IETs That Start Students on Career Pathways at Earlier Levels – Webinar

This webinar gives four examples of career pathway courses designed for intermediate-level students utilizing flexible, innovative integrated education and training (IET) models. The presenters from the Pima College system in Arizona also discuss working collaboratively with partners to identify and implement IETs that meet local employer and students’ needs, while questioning and going beyond assumed limitations of the adult education program to deliver in new ways.

IET-Related Professional Development Video Resources

Nine videos that provide useful guidance in the design and delivery of integrated education and training from the California Adult Literacy Professional Development Project (CALPRO).

Integrated Education & Training (IET): Building Career Pathways for Participants at Every Skill Level

This guidance document provides a clear definition of IET in graphic form, its three main components, how those components are aligned with standards, and approaches to IET funding and promotion.  Seven diverse examples are clearly laid out, followed by a template that can be used by your own program to delineate all aspects of your IET. 

Integrated Education & Training: A Career Pathways Policy & Practice

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 Adult Basic Education.

Integrated Education & Training: A Service Model for Adult Education Across the Spectrum

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.

Integrated Education & Training: Implementing Programs in Diverse Contexts

Profiles eight adult education programs around the country and their unique, context-specific approaches to integrating education and training.

Integrated Education and Training: Planning from A to Z

Slides provide a brief overview of the planning and implementation process for an IET; strategies for building partnerships to successfully deliver an IET; and several helpful tools for developing IET components. The resource list includes useful materials on the WIOA definition of IET; contextualized education; career pathways; IET general information; and example IET programs from eight states.

Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) Report

This report includes available data from the first two IELCE program years (2016–17 and 2017–18) through the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS), and sets forth activities of IELCE programs related to funding, enrollment, program design and promising practices. (5 pages)

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