Document Number: 6156Breaking Through: Helping Low-skilled Adults Enter and Succeed in College and Careers - Traditional degree programs are not designed to reflect the realities of life for low-skilled working adults. This report examines whether – and how – innovative community colleges can significantly improve the odds that low-income, low-skilled adults can earn college-level occupational and technical credentials. The report provides examples of promising state policies, and part II examines four synergistic, high-leverage strategies to increase access and success: (1) integrated institutional structures and services; (2) accelerated learning; (3) labor market payoffs; and (4) comprehensive supports. [Free registration required to access report.] (Marty Liebowitz and Judith Combes Taylor, Jobs for the Future and National Council for Workforce Education, November 2004)...
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