Adult Career Pathways Training and Support Center
The Adult Career Pathways Training and Support Center (ACP-SC) is a Web site designed to support adult education practitioners interested in developing, designing, and enhancing Adult Career Pathways (ACP). ACP are defined as a series of connected education, training programs, and support services that enable individuals to secure employment within a specific industry or occupational sector and to advance over time to successively higher levels of education and employment in that sector. This Web site provides online access to instructional resources; the ability to share and review resources submitted from the field; and professional development opportunities in the form of events, instructional courses, and a growing community of practice.
The ACP-SC Web site provides online access to instructional resources including:
- A resource center (divided into three sections)
o The instruction section houses lesson plans, curricula, course outlines, and bridge-related course materials organized by career cluster.
o The professional development section has resources supporting professional growth and understanding of ACP.
o The support services section has resources covering topics such as assessment, career exploration, advising, personal health, and time management.
- Professional development opportunities
o Direct training and technical assistance are disseminated across the country via regional workshops, break-out sessions at national conferences, and online Webinars.
o Online courses are accessible 24 hours a day and allow users to engage in interactive, self-paced learning through "how to" modules.
- An online community of practice for professional learning and peer-to-peer sharing.
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