With the advent of WIOA, many ESL programs are searching for workforce readiness resources to incorporate into their classes. For the last two years, The Literacy Coalition of Central Texas has used Integrating Career Awareness, a free curriculum from National College Transition Network. We highly recommend it as a quality resource for topics relevant to career and education exploration, with chapters on:
Self Exploration: soft skills and work value inventories
Occupational Exploration: researching career fields, informational interviews, workers’ rights
Career Planning: goal setting, education requirements, exploring education options, financial empowerment
Our instructors have used the English Forward Lesson Flow to tailor ICA lessons specifically to their ESL classes. What workforce resources are you incorporating into your ESL programs?