This blog provides a platform for resources to be shared and discussions to be engaged in by anyone providing transitioning services. The content of the blog is especially applicable to those involved in the Illinois Transitions Academy. The Transitions Academy is designed to assist colleges and partnerships working on developing Bridge and ICAPS (Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System) programs by increasing awareness of the expanding partnership between Adult Education and Career and Technical Education as it relates to the ICAPS model, Accelerating Opportunity, Illinois Bridge programs, and Illinois Programs of Study. The Transitions Academy is designed to assist colleges and partnerships working on developing Bridge and ICAPS (Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System) programs.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Discussion: Online Course: Integrating Career Counseling and Planning into Adult Education
Group: Career Pathways Discussion: Online Course: Integrating
Career Counseling and Planning into Adult Education Courtesy of I-Fang Cheng
Updated Discussion: Update: The Designing Instruction for Career Pathways online
courses will be available on LINCS on September 13, 2013.
LINCS is adding the opportunity for professional development for its
members in the form of a series of optional online courses developed by
the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational and Adult
Education’s initiative Designing Instruction for Career
Pathways. These online courses are self-paced, freely
available, and accessible 24 hours a day through the LINCS Learning Portal.
(Please note: Individuals will need to create a separate login
and password to access the online courses housed in the LINCS Learning
Portal.) The courses will enable users to work at their own
pace, at a time that is most convenient to them.
Online Course: Integrating Career Counseling and Planning into
Adult Education Integrating Career Counseling and Planning into Adult
Education is intended for adult educators, administrators,
coaches, case managers, transition specialists, career counselors, and
others working with adult learners seeking to transition to the next step
along a career pathway. The course is self-paced and features three
modules: (1) Career Counseling and Planning Programs; (2) Individual
Career Development Plan Process; and (3) Transition to Employment and
Postsecondary Education. The modules link to this discussion thread
(Title: Online Course: Integrating Career Counseling and Planning into
Adult Education) within the LINCS Community Career Pathways group to
provide opportunities for you to discuss how to apply the course
information in your teaching with your colleagues from around the
Use this discussion thread to post your responses to the questions
below from the online course, Integrating Career Counseling
and Planning into Adult Education. Please share your
comments on any of the following questions, or post a general comment or
feedback on the course?
self-reflection activities are you able to incorporate into your
In what ways does
your program collaborate with your local Workforce Investment Act
(WIA) Title I provider? With local employers? Are you and your
colleagues kept informed of the hot jobs in your area or the skills
learners need to secure these jobs? What is working well in your
collaboration with local employers? What could be improved?
thoughts on your newly acquired knowledge and how you might
integrate it in ACP programs.
This online course was developed under the U.S. Department of
Education, Office of Vocational and Adult Education’s Designing
Instruction for Career Pathways initiative under Contract No.
ED-CFO-10-A-0072/0001, which developed and delivered trainings and online
courses to adult education providers in order to increase the quality and
quantity of adult career pathways programs.
The new LINCS Learning Portal offers adult educators free online
professional development courses from a variety of OVAE initiatives. Join
today at: https://courses.lincs.ed.gov.