Integrated Education and Training Design Toolkit and Train-the-Trainer Resources

The Integrated Education and Training Design Toolkit guides users through a team-based approach to develop customized IET solutions that address the needs of adult learners and local businesses through four iterative phases: Research and Assess, Design and Plan, Develop and Implement, and Evaluate and Improve. Train-the-Trainer materials are also available to support the IET Design process. See the abstract for links.

Amanda Ahlstrand
Debby Andrews
Michelle Carson
KayLynn Hamilton
Jennifer Jirous-Rapp
Gina Wells
Blaire Willson-Toso
Author(s) Organizational Affiliation
American Institutes for Research
Safal Partners
Publication Year
Resource Type
Professional Development
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Product Type

The Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) supported development of the Integrated Education and Training (IET) Toolkit to assist state and local adult education staff to plan, design, implement, and evaluate effective IET programs that are responsive to state and local labor market demands and fulfill the requirements of WIOA.  Please find the online, interactive Toolkit at the link here:  (Please note that you have to have a LINCS account to access the course.) The Toolkit has been updated since the initial release posted in October 2021.

In early 2024, the PDF version of the Toolkit was updated to include links to desk aids that support the development of IET programs that are fully accessible to English Learners. These desk aids were created with support from OCTAE through the Enhancing Access for Refugees and New Americans project. In addition, OCTAE’s IET in Corrections project has created the IET in Corrections: A Companion Guide to the IET Design Toolkit to provide further consideration and tools for those designing IET programs for delivery in correctional facilities. 


Benefits and Uses

The Toolkit is designed to support IET program implementation in alignment with WIOA statute and regulations. It is a comprehensive set of steps and activities that can be used in whole or in part to design and develop an IET program from scratch or to enhance existing programs. The Train-the-Trainer materials can be used to provide professional development to staff involved in administering and designing IET programs and can be tailored to a specific state or local context.

Required Training

No prior training required.

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