Work Readiness

6 Social Media Activities for Adult Educators

As Adult Education programs struggle to manage shrinking budgets, many are looking “outside the box” for ways to increase funding. In fact, many programs have started to look into utilizing social media as a fundraising tool.

However, employing social media within Adult Education can have benefits beyond merely fundraising. Creating a social network can also have a positive impact on student retention and motivation, as well as promote learning through new platforms. Read more about 6 Social Media Activities for Adult Educators

Are Your Students Learning What Employers Need?

Your students come to school to gain an education that will lead to gainful employment. But how can you make sure you’re giving your students all the skills they will need to thrive in the workplace?

Traditional Grades are Meaningless
From an employer’s perspective, having a degree or certificate and a good GPA is necessary, but not enough. Just because a person graduated from college doesn’t mean they actually learned and retained what they need to know. Read more about Are Your Students Learning What Employers Need?

The New Common Core Standards and ABE Curricula

The Common Core Standards (CCS) for Mathematics and English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects specify the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for college and career readiness in multiple disciplines. As a natural outgrowth of meeting the charge to define college and career readiness, the Standards also lay out a vision of what it means to be a literate person in the twenty-first century. Read more about The New Common Core Standards and ABE Curricula

How Can You Tell if Your Graduates Will Meet Employer Needs?

Producing students who are properly prepped for the workforce is not only beneficial to the student, it is also representative of the quality of your program. When your graduates consistently have the necessary skills to be successful, the reputation of your school is strengthened and employers are likely to recognize your students as being top candidates. But how do you know if your graduates are really ready to meet employer needs? Read more about How Can You Tell if Your Graduates Will Meet Employer Needs?

The Value of Certificates

Though the traditional path to a rewarding career and higher income has typically been associated with a four-year college degree, recent trends show the value of becoming certified is rising.

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Driving Students Towards Work Readiness

The job market is changing and employers are demanding different sets of skills. How do you make sure your students are ready for it?

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