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2020 National Council for Workforce Education Conference


Wednesday, October 7, 2020 – Thursday, October 8, 2020

Abt Associates staffers are proud to participate in the 2020 National Council for Workforce Education Conference, which will be held virtually.

Our staff will present the following:

SESSION A | WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7 |12:00 – 1:00 p.m. EDT
What Works?: Career Pathways Evidence from What Works ClearinghouseTM Reviews
The What Works ClearinghouseTM (WWC) conducts systematic reviews to assess research evidence on the effectiveness of educational interventions and maintains an online repository of products to help educators make evidence-based decisions. This session features findings from the WWC’s Intervention Report on Integrated Basic Education Skills and Training (I-BEST), based on a review and synthesis of evidence from 12 I-BEST studies. This session also provides an overview of the process the WWC and an expert panel used to develop a Practice Guide on Designing and Delivering Career Pathways at Community Colleges, including a review of 122 studies.
Presenters: Sarah Costelloe and Allan Porowski, Abt Associates

SESSION G | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 | 3:15 – 4:15 p.m. EDT
Community College and Adult Education Collaborations to Support IET
Come to this session to learn about collaborations between community colleges and adult education programs in providing integrated education and training (IET) services. Featured are Abt Associates’ projects in which three community colleges have partnered with adult education programs within and outside of community colleges to deliver IETs that lead to participants’ earning occupational certificates and placement in employment. We highlight strategies used to develop and carry out successful IETs, lessons learned, and challenges that we addressed.
Presenter: Judith Alamprese, Abt Associates

SESSION H | THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 | 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. EDT
Insights on How Colleges Can Build and Maintain Strong Employer Connections
The Employer Perspectives Study: Insights on How to Build and Maintain Strong Employer-College Partnerships. Employment and mobility in the labor market depend on making sure that there is alignment with employer needs and local job opportunities. Consequently, implementing effective career pathways depends on the ability of education and training institutions to build strong relationships with employers.
Presenter: Karen Gardiner, Abt Associates

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