Advancing Innovation in Adult Education

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Identifying Innovative Program Practices   

Welcome to the Advancing Innovation in Adult Education project. We’re on a mission to find innovators in adult education who are helping learners develop knowledge and skills, gain secondary credentials, and transition to further education and employment. Use this site to explore innovative practices in the field.

The Advancing Innovation in Adult Education Project (Contract No. 91990018F0047) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE) and is executed by Manhattan Strategy Group and Abt Associates.


Watch Now: Bridge and IET Showcase Webinar: In case you missed it, the Bridge & IET Showcase Webinar is now live. Meet the latest innovative practices in adult education and learn about the benefits of strong partnerships between adult education programs and workforce partners in this one-hour showcase. 

Coming Soon - New Podcast Series Highlighting Student Voices: Advancing Innovation is launching a new podcast! Program directors and instructors from secondary credentialing, bridge, and IET programs will speak directly with their students to highlight how their innovative practices have improved learner outcomes. 

Program Spotlight - Pima Community College IBEST Virtual Site Visit: Check out the Pima Community College IBEST Virtual Site Visit, which included remarks from Pima’s leadership and one-on-one discussions between OCTAE leadership, program staff, community partners, and students.

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Meet the innovators in adult education.

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The application submission period for the Advancing Innovation project is closed.

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Check out what’s happening with Advancing Innovation in the adult education community.

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