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"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." ― John Quincy Adams

Find resources for professional development planning, career pathways and workforce development, instructional standards, and technology integration.


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The LINCS Professional Development Center
The LINCS Professional Development Center (PD) Center assists states in meeting the state leadership requirements set forth in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Section 223.

The Adult Literacy Education Wiki
A comprehensive portal of adult education resources.

PIAAC 2012 Results Portal
The PIAAC Results Portal allows you to produce figures and tables that compare the performance of U.S. adults to adults in other participating countries

Summary of all Occupations
This document is an appendix to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Combined State Plan containing labor market data. It is strongly encouraged that programs review and cite this data when creating integrated education and training programs and for writing grants.

Face to Face Learning
Find information about VALRC's current training list, including: Introduction to the 2014 GED, 2014 GED Math, 2014 GED Social Studies and Science, 2014 GED Quantitative Problem Solving, 2014 GED Algebraic Problem Solving, Teaching Stratgegies for the Extended Response Items on the 2014 GED, and 7 Things to Know About the Common Core Standards.

Smart Chart
Smart Chart provides programs with a free interactive planning tool that helps organizations hone their communications goals and craft a strategic plan for achieving them.

Improving Adult Literacy Instruction: Options for Practice and Research (U.S. Department of Education)
This evidence-based knowledge offers a strong foundation for understanding the main factors that affect adult literacy learning that will inform curriculum and instruction for adult education practitioners and service providers.

Collective Impact Framework
This collaborative framework helps programs to tackle complex social problems with institutions across government, business, philanthropic, and non-profit organizations to impact significant social change.

PluggedInVA
PluggedInVA is a career pathways program that provides motivated adult learners with a contextualized curriculum to develop essential workplace skills for entry-level jobs in targeted industries.

List of One Stop Providers
This is a list provided by the Virginia Board of Workforce Development on all existing one stop providers.

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