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Announcements

Here's where you can find announcements from the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) at the U. S. Department of Education concerning AEFLA implementation.  

Recent events have highlighted the necessity of considering how we recognize and work with adult learners who have experienced or are experiencing trauma. However, to effectively support students, it is critical to understand how secondary-trauma… Read More
Since the start of the Teaching the Skills that Matter in Adult Education (TSTM) training in the Fall 2019, the project has provided cohort training to adult educators from 34 states and has hosted two virtual conferences, touching over 3,000 adult… Read More
Teaching the Skills that Matter in Adult Education (TSTM) training for Cohort 6 - COMING SOON! TSTM is an Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) funded technical assistance project designed and focused on building capacity and… Read More
Hosted Discussion: Career Pathways in Community Colleges Description: Join the LINCS Community Career Pathways Group Moderator Chrissie Klinger to learn more about leveraging partnerships with community colleges to enhance career pathways program… Read More
Live Session: Strategies in Providing ELA and Family Literacy Services to Afghan Refugees Description: Adult education can be critical for individuals and families from other countries trying to find their way and, in many cases, their family's way… Read More
STudent Achievement in Reading (STAR) is headed to the 2022 ProLiteracy Conference in San Antonio, TX! Meet Melissa Zervos, STAR’s Deputy Project Director, on Tuesday, October 4 at 10:45 am CT in Room 7 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter. STAR… Read More
In recognition of the 2022 National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, the U.S. Department of Education is proud to launch Stage 1 of the Future Finder Challenge, a $1 million challenge to reimagine career navigation for adult learners. The… Read More
Teaching the Skills that Matter in Adult Education (TSTM) training for Cohort 6 - COMING SOON! TSTM is an Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) funded technical assistance project designed and focused on building capacity and… Read More
Adult education programs strive to provide adult learners with engaging and effective services that support their development of foundational skills, attainment of a high school equivalency (HSE) credential, and planning for next steps in education… Read More
In the first year of the Digital Resilience in the American Workforce (DRAW) initiative, Jobs for the Future (JFF), World Education, and Safal Partners launched a landscape scan to better understand what training resources and approaches are most… Read More
The American Institutes for Research (AIR) and the LINCS Technical Assistance Center are looking for adult education practitioners in leadership roles to serve as LINCS Community Moderators for two new groups, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion… Read More
The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education is pleased to announce the release of the Enhancing IET Opportunities for Adults project’s Train-the-Trainer resources. The Enhancing IET Opportunities for Adults technical assistance project… Read More
[Please note: Online registration is required to participate in this LINCS Event.] The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), through the LINCS Technical Assistance Center (LINCS TAC) is currently developing a Diversity, Equity,… Read More
It’s Adult Education and Family Literacy week! Celebrate this important week by exploring a new video resource from the Enhancing Access for Refugees and New Americans project! The Expanding Immigrant Integration in Adult Education video describes… Read More
Description: This month’s focus is on support for teachers’ work around lesson planning. Presenters will highlight best practices and feature the federally-funded Teaching the Skills That Matter in Adult Education (TSTM) project that provides… Read More
Welcome to the National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week 2022! The LINCS Community has an exciting slate of events to celebrate this week! The National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week raises public awareness about the need for and… Read More
On September 15, 2022, OCTAE released Program Memorandum (PM) 17-2 [https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ovae/pi/AdultEd/octae-program-me… ], Performance Accountability Guidance for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Core Programs.… Read More
On September 14, 2022, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education (the departments) announced a joint Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) seeking public comments to establish a definition of Effectiveness in Serving Employers. The proposed rule… Read More
Live Session: Project-Based Learning in ABE and ESL Description: Join Kristi Reyes of MiraCosta College to learn about projects that integrate technology as a powerful way to give ABE and English learners real-world work preparation. Students can… Read More
Hosted Discussion: Welcome Back to School Inside and Outside of Our Prison Walls Description: Join us as we welcome educators and administrators back to school in correctional and reentry settings. As we begin the new school year, we’ll explore… Read More
Dear State Directors, As shared in late Spring, OCTAE announced that applications are currently being accepted for Teaching the Skills That Matter in Adult Education (TSTM) Cohort 5. As a reminder, TSTM provides teachers with a professional… Read More
Live Session: Exploring How the IET Design Camp Prompted Program Changes Description: Join us to hear from peers in the field about how professional development around Integrated Education and Training (IET) helped them improve programming and… Read More
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) is pleased to invite you to participate in a webinar on Designing IET Programs: Introduction to Train-the-Trainer Resources on Monday, August 22, from 2 – 3… Read More
Live Session: Riding the Wakelet Wave into Adult Education Description: Do you ever feel overwhelmed by all the disconnected pieces of information on the internet? Wakelet aims to bridge the gap between humans and algorithms as it empowers people to… Read More
Live Session: New LINCS Online Course - Teaching Adult English Learners: Principles and Practices Description: Course developer, Betsy Parrish, provides an overview of this FREE online course highlighting important principles and effective… Read More