Through program design/redesign, colleges develop clear pathways from adult education programs (ABE, ESOL, GED, etc.) to postsecondary workforce education programs using contextualized learning. This approach integrates career subject matter with pre-college skill development, allowing adult learners to get started more quickly on their chosen career path.
Breaking Through programs have also addressed the challenge of reducing time it takes adults to complete education through two strategies:
The Contextualization Toolkit, developed by Jobs for the Future, can help community colleges and other educators accelerate learning for low-skilled adults by integrating career subject matter with pre-college skills development.