Accelerated Learning to Facilitate Career Pathways


The goal of this module is to support adult education program staff in understanding and designing services and instruction that: increase access for adult education students to career enhancing instruction; accelerate the timelines for students pursuing various career pathways; and focus on continuous improvement.

Goals of Session 1

The goals of this session are to (1) provide an overview of adult educationís role as part of career pathways and (2) familiarize participants with some accelerated learning strategies related to compression, customization, and contextualization.

Objectives for Session 1

By the end of Session 1, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a common understanding of career pathways and identify adult education's role in the career pathway process.
  • Begin investigating two accelerated learning strategies to include in the agency plan

Goals of Session 2

The goal of this session is to consider additional accelerated learning strategies, and to ensure that a continuous improvement process is used to implement them.

Objectives for Session 2

By the end of Session 2, participants will be able to:

  • Describe some lessons learned from the SWOT analyses of other agencies
  • Select an additional strategy to implement from eight discussed in this session
  • Create a continuous improvement plan
  • Define an commit to one SMART goal