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Transitions Academy

The Transitions Academy is designed to assist colleges and partnerships working on developing Bridge and ICAPS (Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System) programs by increasing awareness of the expanding partnership between Adult Education and Career and Technical Education as it relates to the ICAPS model, Accelerating Opportunity, Illinois Bridge programs, and Illinois Programs of Study.

Expectations of Participants:

  • Participate in a six-eight month project
  • Participation in the Transitions Academy Launch
  • Develop a program specific logic model
  • Attend additional professional development requirements
  • NCTN, Forum for Excellence, NCPN, and AE conferences
  • Present project at an open forum
  • Implementation of ICAPS and Bridge Program by the end of the process
  • Participation in the Spring Transitions Academy Professional Development

Transitions Academy Goals:

  • To expand services to multiple populations of students
  • To connect students to multiple career pathways and POS
  • To open a dialogue between Adult Education (AE) and Career and Technical Education (CTE)
  • To expand College and Career Readiness services to the adult education population
  • To provide a variety of instructional delivery methods for students
  • To connect more students to middle skills jobs that will require some postsecondary education
  • To align instruction with the Common Core and College and Career Readiness Standards
  • To provide an array of services that meet student and employer needs
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