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Author(s):Duke, A., and Strawn, J
Title:Overcoming obstacles, optimizing opportunities: State policies to increase postsecondary attainment for low-skilled adults
Organization:Jobs for the Future
Short Description:This report is part of the Breaking Through Initiative, designed to help community colleges identify and develop institutional strategies that can enable low-skilled adult students to enter into and succeed in occupational and technical degree programs at community colleges. The report outlines six key tasks policymakers can use to increase the number of low-skilled adults that succeed at the community college level and enter the labor force with a postsecondary credential.
Annotation:State policymakers can harness the power of the community college to address issues of economic growth and individual prosperity. To do so, they must address six key tasks: create a shared vision of the state's economic vision among stakeholders in education, workforce development, and economic development, set measurable goals for achieving the vision, including increasing college access for lower-skilled adults, track individual outcomes from workforce development education services into the labor market, help community colleges connect with local employers, overhaul the content and delivery of adult education, ESL coursework, and college remediation to accelerate progress and connect these services to occupational pathways, and create and expand more flexible financial aid policies and more personalized academic and career counseling to improve adult student success in college.
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Associated Keywords:
Adult Students
Career Development
Career Pathways
College Access
Community Colleges
Employment and Workforce Development
English Language Learners/LEP/ESL
Low-Income Students
Non-traditional Students
Preparation/College Readiness
Remediation/Developmental Education
Social and Economic Benefits/Economic Development
Student Success

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