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OCTAE’s Integrated Education and Training in Corrections Project Launches Virtual Learning Series

To continue to support the expansion of integrated education and training (IET) programs, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education is funding a new initiative, IET in Corrections, that will offer a variety of technical assistance activities to help state staff and local providers develop and implement IET programs in correctional facilities. The project will begin with a virtual learning series for interested correctional education stakeholders. Register now for the orientation webinar on Feb. 22 from 4–5 p.m. ET. Four additional webinars will occur in March 2021.

Following the virtual learning series, state correctional education directors and adult education directors will be invited to apply to participate in a pilot, which will provide intensive technical assistance to approximately three states and one to two of their local prison- or jail-based correctional education programs. The application will be available this spring, and participation will be for approximately one year (spring 2021 to spring 2022). Lessons learned and best practices from the pilot will be shared via an IET in Corrections manual, to be released in late 2022.

Contact Jessie Stadd at jstadd@rti.org with any questions or to be added to the project’s distribution list.

Kind Regards,

 

Kenneth Kalman
Management and Program Analyst
Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education
U.S. Department of Education