Strategizing Meeting Two

Adult Education Supports Career Pathways:
Effective Ability To Benefit Processes, Articulation Agreements, And Apprenticeship Models


January 29th | 9 am - Noon
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9:00 - 10:10 am

Panel One: Access to Equitable Career Pathway Programs Using ATB Funds
Financial Aid Directors & Career Navigators from
Austin Community College and Amarillo College

Kathy Dowdy, Austin Community College
Michelle Lamons, Amarillo College

What practices and processes can (a) successfully identify students for an Ability to Benefit (ATB) pathway and help them select a path; (b) case manage co-enrollment of students for ATB eligible courses to stay on the path; and (c) most notably, award students the ATB funds needed to continue career pathway programs to complete the path?

10:10 - 11:00 am

Panel Two: Articulation Agreements and Credentials of Value
Sandra Cortez, Dean of Community Education, Laredo College
Juan Carlos Aguirre, Special Assistant to the President, South Texas College
Dr. Christina Robinson, Workforce Board Member, Houston Community College

Dr. Linda Muñoz, Amarillo College

Adult education programs partner with various departments on the college campus to ensure that students successfully transfer to post-secondary education and training that can further their career goals. In this discussion, panelists will introduce various types of articulation agreements for AE students to keep them on a career path and to accelerate their workforce credential completion. How can Adult Ed tap into and partner with departments and programs across the campus to build equitable systems that include long-term goals with student success in mind? How can Adult Ed partner with Workforce to start the selection process for in-demand occupations? How can Adult Ed support the development of articulation agreements between Continuing Education and academic programs as a way to transition students to academic certifications?

11:10 - 12:00 pm

Presentation: Apprenticeship Programs
San Jacinto College

Why are Earn and Learn models essential, and how can you develop a robust apprenticeship program at your institution that works with Adult Education.