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OVAE Announces Availability of "The Adult College Completion Toolkit"
Sep 24, 2012

The Department of Education's Office of Vocational Education has posted to its website the The Adult College Completion Toolkit-a collection of resources designed to connect state administrators and local practitioners to the strategies, resources, and technical assistance tools.

The toolkit focuses on three key areas: access, quality, and completion. Four target student populations include veterans, adult basic education students, incarcerated individuals, and skilled immigrants.

In the introductory message to the Toolkit, Secretary Duncan notes, in part:

OVAE provides programs that help ensure adults make successful transitions to postsecondary education. Earlier this year, OVAE hosted a series of peer-to-peer webinars as part of the 2012 Community College Webinar Series. These events highlighted success stories where adult education programs and community colleges have strengthened programs and partnerships that promote college and career readiness and postsecondary transitions. In addition, working with the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services, OVAE has reaffirmed its commitment to the development and advancement of career pathway delivery systems that better illuminate postsecondary education transitions to employment opportunities in high demand fields that pay family sustaining wages. Additionally, OVAE has been providing technical assistance to states that are developing policies to improve outcomes in adult education programs that support college and career readiness for lower-skilled individuals