As the data regarding adult education suggests, it’s critical to support a national workforce that meets the needs of businesses, communities, families and individuals. Now that adult education providers are increasingly undertaking the mission of workforce training integrated with literacy and basic skills instruction, KET’s Workplace Essential Skills can serve as a useful tool.
The Workplace courses are organized into seven high demand career fields that teach contextualized and targeted language and math skills. Additionally, a soft skills course addresses professional behavior and communication, working with a team and critical thinking. Content in Workplace Essential Skills, delivered at grade levels 7-9, is accessible to a wide spectrum of adult learners and is aligned with National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC) standards, GED Assessment targets and College and Career Readiness standards.