This page features a series of 10 interviews with practitioners of Integrated Education and Training programs in California. The interviews feature a variety of administrators, instructors, program coordinators and other personnel, who address frequently asked questions about the models used to implement their IET programs.
All videos are copyright CALPRO 2012. CALPRO produced them in collaboration with Corle Huffman and other San Diego Community College District staff and with the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN). The videos were recorded and edited by Douglas Rennie of OTAN.
For a written introduction to this topic, view the Integrated Education and Training Research Brief in CALPRO's Research Archive.
In the Co-Teaching model, two instructors share a class, with one teaching basic skills and the other providing technical training. Using the Integrated Basic Skills and Educational Training (IBEST) method of Co-Teaching, San Diego Continuing Education offers a Certified Nursing Assistant program that is delivered through this model.
San Diego City College currently operates the Shipworks Institute, which uses the Alternating Teachers model of implementation. This IET program combines basic skills instruction with training in shipbuilding and ship repair.
In this Cluster model, students with multiple career fields are clustered together in a single Vocational English as a Second Language (ESL) or Adult Basic Education (ABE) class, supported by a single instructor. San Diego Continuing Education offers a Cluster VESL class, which serves a group of students with several different career goals.
San Diego Continuing Education has experience with implementing several different models of IET programs successfully. Robin Carvajal, Dean of Allied Health and Community Education, addresses several considerations in selecting an appropriate implementation model.