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Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)

FY 2019 Outstationing Policy

The role of the outstationed staff member is to serve as a proactive liaison between the Adult Education (AE) system and the MassHire Career Center system to provide two-way referrals. AE programs receiving outstationing funds are required to develop a process agreed upon by AE programs in the local area to facilitate this system.

AE programs receiving outstationing funds must have an outstationed staff member at their assigned career center for a set number of hours each week. Outstationed staff are responsible for helping career center staff with intake, assessment, and referral of eligible customers to AE programs. The outstationed staff member must develop and monitor procedures with career center staff of how customers will be identified and referred to services and maintain accurate records of services provided. In addition, outstationed staff are also responsible for connecting eligible AE students looking for employment and/or training opportunities with career centers.

AE program referrals should be based on the needs of the customer as well as the customer's residence, place of employment, and preference. The length of AE program waiting lists should also be taken into consideration. The outstationed staff member must also follow up to ensure customers either enroll in classes or are placed on a waiting list.

The outstationed staff member is also responsible for disseminating information about career center services to local AE programs. This can be done, for example, by making presentations at AE programs, organizing informational trips to career centers, hosting webinars, or emailing information to AE programs about career center events and services. To provide accurate and comprehensive information about career center services, the outstationed staff member should familiarize him/herself with career center services by attending orientations and workshops on networking, labor market information, interviewing skills, resume writing, and other workforce preparation topics.

Programs are required to email mid-year and final reports to Derek Kalchbrenner at ACLS. The program's ACLS program specialist, career center director, and workforce board executive director should also be copied on the report.

The mid-year report is due January 31, 2019 and must include all data from September 1 - December 31, 2018. The final report is due July 31, 2019 and must include data from the entire fiscal year. The outstationed staff member is required to report on the following:

  1. Number of referrals made to AE programs by program
    1. Of the total number, how many were enrolled in classes
    2. Of the total number, how many were placed on waiting lists
  2. Number of AE students enrolled at career centers
  3. Activities conducted by the outstationed staff member for AE programs and partner agencies (e.g., Department of Transitional Assistance, Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission)


Last Updated: September 13, 2018
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