Adult learners are going back to school more than ever before in search of new opportunities. Whether the decision is inspired by personal interest or a desire for career advancement, a solid plan is key to successfully navigating the path to higher education.
Regular, relevant, and collaborative opportunities for PD help adult education instructors master strategies to identify and address the specific challenges of adult learners and tailor their instruction to a widely varying range of skills and life experiences.
Implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act will ramp up in the coming months as State Plans are finalized and the July 1st date for new performance accountability measures to take effect approaches. We've highlighted four key changes that adult educators can expect to prepare for.
Adult learners all have unique needs, and also bring with them real-world challenges like transportation, child care, and financial obligations. Here are three key areas educators can focus on to address their adult learners' needs and keep them engaged.
"Soft skills" are workforce readiness skills that are interpersonal in nature, which include personal qualities, characteristics, and attitudes. And according to recent data from U.S. employers, they are becoming the attributes that employers are looking for in candidates’ resumes.