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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.



Monday, November 17, 2014

Illinois Adult Career Pathways: Ready, Set, WIOA



Career pathways are having their heyday in the federal policy spotlight, so it's time to connect to ensure we're ready to advance adult career pathways as part of the implementation of the new Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Join the Pathways to Careers Network on December 10th for a 1-hour webinar that will bring together education and workforce development partners to discuss how we ensure adult learners can develop the skills they need to access college and careers in the context of WIOA.

We will hear from Jennifer K. Foster, the Associate Vice President for Adult Education and Workforce Development at the Illinois Community College Board. Jennifer will provide background on adult career pathways in Illinois, and she will offer her insights on the challenges and opportunities afforded by WIOA.
Judy Mortrude, the Director of the Alliance for Quality Career Pathways at the Center for Law and Social Policy will discuss how the AQCP framework can help Illinois strengthen our career pathways system and support the implementation of WIOA. 


We look forward to our conversation with you on December 10th!

Mary Kay Devine, Women Employed

Carrie Thomas, Chicago Jobs Council


For more information, please contact Mary Kay mdevine@womenmployed.org
312-782-3902 X224



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