Workshop Today! - Creating Adult Pre-Apprenticeships Course to Soon Be Available on LINCS!
Register now and join us today! The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education is hosting a virtual workshop to help adult education providers develop and deliver Pre-Apprenticeship programs.
Today’s workshop will share learnings from the recent Rethink Adult Ed Challenge and preview the Department’s new self-paced online learning course - Creating Adult Pre-Apprenticeships. Through the national challenge, the Department helped adult education providers across the country create high-quality designs for programs that better prepare learners for apprenticeships.
The Creating Adult Pre-Apprenticeships course is designed to help adult education providers develop new programs, as well as support providers who are refining existing pre-apprenticeships or implementing similar integrated education and training programs. It will include examples and resources that are relevant to a range of adult education providers and a variety of industries.
On September 9, 2021, Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona, announced the grand-prize winner and the four runners-up in the Rethink Adult Ed Challenge, a $750,000 competition to advance pre-apprenticeships. Over 10 months, the Department helped nearly 100 adult education providers create high-quality designs for programs that better prepare learners for apprenticeships.
“The Rethink Adult Ed Challenge proved the demand for training opportunities that are responsive to the evolving needs of American businesses — and our adult learners,” said Dr. Miguel Cardona, Secretary of Education. “We are thrilled to recognize the high potential of these diverse programs and look forward to seeing their learners thrive in future careers."
The Rethink Adult Ed Challenge winners represent California, Guam, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina and have designed programs spanning a range of industries, from construction and manufacturing to marine transportation and healthcare.
- Northampton Community College (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania).
- Guam Community College (Mangilao, Guam).
- Florence County Adult Education (Florence, South Carolina).
- Mt. Hood Community College (Portland, Oregon).
- Mt. San Antonio College (Walnut, California).
To learn more about the Rethink Adult Ed Challenge, visit rethinkadulted.com.