Workforce preparation and career development are core to all Parkland College Adult Education program services and offerings. The following components describe our service provision categories:
- High School Equivalency (HSE) includes basic skills embedded with career awareness, workforce skills, and digital literacy, ensuring foundational components necessary that lead to career and college preparation.
- English Language Acquisition (ELA) includes basic skills embedded with career awareness, workforce skills, and digital literacy, ensuring foundational components that lead to career and college preparation. ELA also includes instruction in American Government and Civics.
- Bridge Programs in Manufacturing, Health Careers, TDL, and Information Technology incorporate instruction that is contextualized for a specific career cluster or pathway, career development and awareness training, and transition services. Programs prepare students with the foundational knowledge needed to begin training for career pathway programs and employment.
- Integrated Career and Academic Preparation Systems (I-CAPS) capitalizes on a partnership between Adult Education and the college’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. The goal is to provide concurrent enrollment and instruction in a team-taught environment with comprehensive student supports, resulting in skill-level gains, high school equivalency certifications, transferrable college credit, and short-term stackable college and industry-recognized credentials.
In Fiscal Year 2018, 42% ($171,030) of the Parkland College Adult Education Program is funded through Federal funds under Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.