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2019 National Council for Workforce Education Annual Conference


Tuesday, October 8, 2019 – Wednesday, October 9, 2019 EST

Grant Hyatt
600 E Market St
San Antonio, TX 78205
United States

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Abt Associates experts will participate in the 2019 National Council for Workforce Education Annual Conference. The event will focus on Mission Impossible, Preparing a Future-Ready Workforce and our staff will be onsite to share insights from our work in designing, executing and evaluating workforce development programs. 

Abt staff will present the following:

Tuesday, October 8, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Texas C
Supporting ABE Student Success in Transitioning to Postsecondary Education
This session discusses findings from Abt Associates’ research on two innovations that Oregon’s Adult Basic Skills (ABS) programs have carried out to assist students attain a GED® and enroll in postsecondary education. Highlighted are strategies used in the Oregon Pathways for Adult Basic Skills (OPABS) initiative and the Transition Planning Process’s (TPP) text messaging project and results about students' outcomes from participating in these projects.
Presenters: Judith Alamprese, Principal Scientist, Abt Associates, and Nick Bender, Adult Basic Skills Specialist, Oregon Higher Education Coordinating Commission

Tuesday. October 8, 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. | Travis A/B
Integrated Education and Training: Findings from BCO and PACE
This session features findings from Abt Associates’ studies of integrated education and training (IET) approaches in career pathways programs. Highlighted are the IET models delivered in the LISC Bridge to Career Opportunities (BCO) and the Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) studies. Discussed are key features of the implementation of BCO and PACE, as well as PACE's impact results. 
Presenters: Judith Alamprese, Principal Scientist, and Karen Gardiner, Principal Associate, Abt Associates

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