Helps advisors better assess student needs and connect them to resources before student challenges become barriers to completion.
Gives students a roadmap for the application process and helps them better prepare for their first session with their advisor, including exploring different careers before they choose a major.
A tool advisors can use with students to help them identify their career networking list, set up informational interviews, and record useful information from those interviews.
Truman College's innovative Incentive Program helps adult education students successfully transition to college-level coursework.
A toolkit to help bridge programs assess current provision of key transition services and plan for improvements.
Mapping Success. For many low-wage workers, education is the map to career advancement. Learn more about the road to opportunity we’re building by ensuring financial aid is available, mobilizing students as advocates, promoting bridge programs for basic skills and career training, and guiding community colleges on how to serve adult students better.
During economic downturns, Illinois struggles to fund financial aid for low-income Illinoisans. However, without financial aid, low-income women can’t attend college and their wages stagnate. This policy brief describes how Illinois can use workforce investment bonds to increase access to higher education, allowing more low-income workers to increase their income and help Illinois rebound from the recession.
Our Accomplishments Speak for Themselves. Women Employed helps shape federal policy by working for passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, promoting success in college for adult students through the Clear Connections Project, championing paid sick days by building support for the Healthy Workplace Act, and much more.
This policy brief identifies barriers that prevent adult and low-income students from completing college programs, and recommends changes that colleges, state agencies, and policymakers can implement to help more more students succeed.
This guide gives colleges, community organizations, and workforce agencies helpful tools to guide adult learners or first-time college students at different levels of experience and education through in-depth career exploration and planning. The curriculum is designed to help more low-income adults transition into and complete college certificate or degree programs.