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Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS)

Career Pathways

Career Pathways services aim to develop a continuum of services that take adult learners from instruction to employment. Adult education programs can offer a range of career pathways services including workforce preparation and career exploration activities, bridge classes, Integrated Education and Training services, and Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education services.

  • General Career Pathways Resources


  • Integrated Education and Training/Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education

    The 2014 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires states to provide Integrated Education and Training (IET) and Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) services.

    IET models provide adult education instruction simultaneously with workforce preparation activities and workforce training (occupational skills training). IELCE models include ESOL instruction, civics education, workforce preparation activities, and workforce training. In each model, the components must be run concurrently, use occupationally relevant instructional materials, and consist of a single set of industry-specific learning objectives across the required components (34 CFR §463.35-463.37). The purpose of these services is to accelerate credential attainment, workforce readiness, and entry into the workforce.

    Massachusetts Adult Education (AE) IET and IELCE models are supported by the Adult and Community Learning Services (ACLS) unit of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. State IET models provide adult education instruction (generally pre-ASE or ASE) concurrently and contextually with workforce preparation activities and industry-specific occupational skills training that result in students attaining a high school credential and one or more industry-recognized credentials. State IELCE models provide ESOL instruction (SPL 4 or higher) concurrently and contextually with workforce preparation activities, civics education, and industry-specific occupational skills training that result in students attaining one or more industry-recognized credentials.

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    Guidelines for Effective Integrated Education and Training and Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education
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    FY20 IET/IELCE Program Directory

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    Abisi Adult Education Program IELCE CNA Abstract
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    Boston Public Schools IELCE Culinary Arts Abstract
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    Bristol Community College IET Abstract
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    Brockton Public Schools IELCE CNA Abstract
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    Bunker Hill Community College IET Program Abstract
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    Cambridge Community Learning Center IELCE CNA Abstract
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    Cambridge Community Learning Center IET IT Abstract
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    Cape Cod Community College IET Program Abstract
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    Center for New Americans IELCE CNA Abstract
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    Hampden County Sheriff's Department IET Culinary Arts Abstract
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    Holyoke Community College IELCE CNA Abstract
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    Holyoke Community College IELCE Culinary Abstract
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    Mount Wachusett Community College IELCE CNA Abstract
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    Mount Wachusett Community College IET AM Abstract
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    Northern Essex Community College IELCE Program Abstract
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    North Shore Community Action Programs IELCE Program Abstract
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    North Shore Community College IET Program Abstract
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    Quincy Community Action Program IELCE Program Abstract
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    Quinsigamond Community College IELCE Program Abstract
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    Quinsigamond Community College IET Accounting Abstract
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    Rockland Public Schools IET Program Abstract
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    Springfield Technical Community College IELCE Abstract
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    University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth IELCE CNA Program Abstract
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    Webster Public Schools IET Manufacturing Abstract
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    Worcester Public Schools IELCE Program Abstract

    IET/IELCE Archive

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    Asian American Civic Association IELCE Program Abstract
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    Boston Public Schools IELCE CNA Program Abstract
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    Boston Public Schools Culinary Arts IELCE Program Abstract
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    Brockton Public Schools IELCE Program Abstract
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    Cambridge Community Learning Center IELCE Program Abstract
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    Center for New Americans IELCE Program Abstract
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    Hampden County Sheriff's Department IET Program Abstract
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    Holyoke Community College IELCE Program Abstract
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    Holyoke Community College Culinary Arts Program Abstract
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    Mount Wachusett Community College IELCE Program Abstract
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    North Shore Community College IET Program Abstract
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    Northern Essex Community College IELCE Program Abstract
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    University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth IELCE Program Abstract
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    Webster Public Schools IET Program Abstract
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    Worcester Public Schools IELCE Program Abstract
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    Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education Webinar PPT

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  • FY 2018 Adult Career Pathways Programs



Last Updated: September 2, 2020

 
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