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33 - The Role of Occupational Identity for Early Career Professionals

Season 3, Ep. 33

Personal journeys through education and career pathways are often filled with challenges and obstacles, making progress difficult and compromise frequent. Chelsea Williams of Reimagine Talent Co helps us discover the role of occupational identify for career pathway success with tips for job counselors, educators, and employers alike.


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30 - Linking WorkKeys to Adult Education College and Career Readiness Standards

Season 3, Ep. 30
Federally funded Adult Basic Education (ABE) helps more than a million and half adults each year earn a high school equivalency, increase basic and employability skills, or improve their English language proficiency. The National Reporting Service governs the College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRSAE) inside Adult Ed.Through an accountability and performance system of Educational Functioning Levels and Measurable Skill Gains, these standards guide learning and assessment in Adult Ed.A group of nine subject matter experts in Adult Education formed a panel to align the CCRSAE to the benchmarks of WorkKeys. The panelists represent four states across the South, Midwest, and Northeast regions of the U.S.Results of the study help demonstrate a crosswalk with the Educational Functioning Levels to help ABE programs optimize performance as working learners meet both career and education goals. The report is available now.Enhancing the detail of the crosswalk are best practices from the Mississippi Community College Board, Hagerstown Community College in Maryland, and Metropolitan Community College of Omaha, Nebraska.Each guest contributes their perspectives on the importance of the alignment work and how it helps improve ABE programming.The panelists share what they gained in unique insights from the research that also helps demystify Strength of Link.Episode 30 concludes with tips to read and interpret the crosswalk along with a briefing on the newMove Ahead with Adult Ed campaign.Guest ContributorsTammy Green, Metropolitan Community College of OmahaBronwyn Robertson, Mississippi Community College BoardDawn Shoenenberger, Hagerstown (Maryland) Community CollegeResourcesWorkKeys Crosswalk Alignment with Adult Ed Standards (CCRSAE) TABE-WorkKeys Data Relationships in MississippiACT Work Ready CommunitiesACT WorkKeys Job Profiling and Research