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Future Finder Challenge programming
On October 13, the Future Finder Challenge team hosted a virtual information session to provide an overview of the challenge and answer questions. Dr. Amy Loyd, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), discussed how the challenge will support the U.S. Department of Education’s work to build an inclusive and globally competitive economy.
On November 10, the Future Finder Challenge team hosted a virtual panel discussion to provide insights into who adult learners are, their unique career navigation needs, and considerations for designing digital tools to support them. The session featured Eric Nesheim, Hector Martinez, and Jen Vanek. Links shared include the following.
- 21st Century Learning Ecosystem Opportunities: All About the Learners, World Education
- AEFLA State Contacts, U.S. Department of Education
- Digital Navigation Training Toolkit, Literacy Minnesota
- Digital Navigator Playbook, Digital US
- Leveraging Technology to Increase Opportunity and Economic Security for Adults, World Education
Defining career navigation
This market scan offers a road map for navigating the career navigation technology ecosystem.
This podcast provides an in-depth look at trends, challenges, and opportunities in the career navigation technology market.
This website contains national career resources for individuals and organizations, including career exploration, training and wayfinding support.
Designing for adult learners
This three-part video series showcases the diverse challenges and motivations of adult learners.
This report outlines digital design principles for adult learners, based on adult learning theories.
This report demonstrates how educator, employer, and edtech communities can align to advance adult education and develop effective edtech solutions.
These infographics provide an overview of the adults who could benefit from adult education programs.
Navigating the broader ecosystem
This brief explains local workforce systems, including what these systems do, who they serve, and the key organizations involved.
This brief provides practical ideas and considerations for connecting English language acquisition programming to career pathways.
This report describes the U.S. Department of Education’s strategic goals and objectives, including for adult education, over the next four years.
These infographics provide an overview of recent adult education student enrollment and demographics, teacher and provider characteristics, and student outcomes.