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Article: Hungry to Learn

Hungry to Learn

Five students describe their struggles with food and housing insecurity and what colleges can do to help

Article: Accelerating Pathways to Careers for Adult Learners

By: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program & WorkforceGPS.

Community colleges have long been at the front lines of educating adult learners. While the average age of a community college student is 28, traditional higher education programs were created with 18-to-22-year-old, dependent, full-time students coming right out of high school in mind. These programs were not designed for the needs of adult learners, many of whom are under pressure to enter, reenter or advance in the workforce quickly to support their families.

Accelerating Pathways to Careers for Adult Learners uses case studies to highlight community college accelerated program models and services that were designed for adult students. The case studies are drawn from programs funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Trade Adjustment Act Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program. The adult-friendly models featured in the report fall into three main categories for evidence-based strategies that help adult learners reenter school and eventually find jobs, as outlined below:


DCTC Resource Sheets

The following resources sheets were created for use with the College Student Inventory, as a resource to easily hand to students. In general, they contain valuable information about Resources on campus and can be used for many purposes. The 6 sheets align with 6 areas in which students can indicate need and receptivity to assistance on the CSI. The sheets should be updated yearly or as needed.

CSI – Social Work-Accessibility

DCTC Career Services CSI Handout

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Student Life Brochure 8.13.2018 v3

Success Resource Sheet 1.7.19

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