Archive for the ‘Career Technical Ed’ Category

from U.S. Department of Ed Office of Vocational & Adult Education‘s:

The Illinois Community College Board has released a step-by-step guide, How to Build Bridge Programs That Fit Into a Career Pathway, which provides information on how to develop successful bridge programs to tap the talents of low-skilled adults. The guide is based on the achievements of Carreras en Salud, a health care bridge program created by Chicago’s Instituto del Progreso Latino and its partners, the National Council of La Raza, Association House of Chicago, and Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center of Wilbur Wright College. This partnership was supported by the Illinois Community College Board, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the Joyce Foundation as part of its multi-year, multi-million dollar state policy initiative, Shifting Gears. That initiative is re-engineering adult education, workforce development and postsecondary education policies to expand job opportunities for low-skilled workers in six Midwestern states (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin). Meanwhile, Jobs for the Future (JFF) is distributing its recent The Breaking Through Practice Guide. Breaking Through is a collaboration between Jobs for the Future and the National Council for Workforce Education. The practice guide highlights innovations from Breaking Through between 2005 and 2009. Each of its four components offers a “high-leverage strategy” to increase success with low-skilled younger and older adults. The practice guide also contains a contextualization toolkit and supplementary materials, including information about JFF’s advisor training materials.”


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from National Commission on Adult Literacy

An economy that thrives in the new global environment! A workforce educated for jobs that pay a family-sustaining wage! America flourishing as a secure democracy and world leader! Powerful demographic evidence points to a clear connection between these ideals and the need for adult education and workforce skills services in America–on a scale unprecedented in history. Following two years of study, the National Commission on Adult Literacy calls for a program on the scale of a “domestic Marshall plan” to achieve these goals. (more…)

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from National Institute for Literacy – The Literacy Information and Communication System (LINCS) ~

Construction Math Toolbox combines industry-required math lessons with supplemental academic and career guidance information. It was developed at Renton Technical College as a part of its Transition Math Project. The toolbox provides instructional tools and ideas, worksheets, additional web links, and other teaching aids that connect mathematical concepts in the context of construction. The material is applicable to ABE/GED and transition classes. 

For more free products and materials, check out the LINCS Resource Collections for Basic Skills (Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Numeracy) and LINCS Resource Collections for Workforce Competitiveness Skills (English Language Acquisition, Technology, Workforce Education).

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Newport-Mesa Adult School and Orange Coast College are working together to offer a FREE computer class on the Orange Coast College campus on Saturday mornings from 9am-12pm.

Learn how to surf and search on the Internet with ease!!  Discover how to create powerful PowerPoints like the pros.  Gain proficiency in Microsoft Word.  Come add essential 21st century skills to your bag of tricks!

The class is designed to meet the needs of English Language Learners.  All are welcome!

informational flyer

memo to teachers

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marketingIn these tough economic times, our community of learners and leaders are asking about JOBSCheck out the new career information on our Newport-Mesa Adult School Website and share this resource with your students. 

How Do You Get There?

  1. Go to http://adulted.nmusd.us/.
  2. Click on the RESOURCES drop down menu.
  3. Select Career Training.

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electionsWe held a mock general election today at Newport-Mesa Adult School.  182 students cast their ballots.  A big thanks to Miguel Vasquez and our Career & Tech Ed students for counting the ballots and reporting our results so quickly.

NMUSD Adult School’s Mock General Election Results

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Here are our attendance averages for weeks 1, 2, and 3. Attendance grew at our Whittier site in all four classes.  Nice work, Whittier!  I think it paid off to attend Whittier’s Back-to-School night to trumpet our program!!  🙂

Program Averages 1st week 2nd week 3rd week
BESST Night Beg Low 24 30.6 33.75
  Beg High 34 37.25 35.75
  Int Low 33 37.875 35.875
  Int High 28 42.75 37
  Advanced 25 35 34.25
  Citizenship 17 13.5 16
  Computers 24 29.5 26.5
BESST Day Beg Low 21 22.6 23
  Beg High 28 27.6 28.3
  Int Low 33 31.6 29.2
  Int High 34 37 32
  Advanced 32 33.8 38.4
  Computers  27 27.7 26.4
  GED 14.5 15.75 13.75
Whittier Beg Low 36 35.2 37.6
  Beg High 19 21 22.4
  Multi Inter 21 23.6 28.8
  Computers 18 14.8 18.6
CMHS Beginning 31 40.5 38.5
  Intermediate 17 16.5 15.5

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