Career Pathways: Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training Program (April 2014)

This profile is an overview of the Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training program at three colleges in Washington State: Bellingham Technical College, Everett Community College, and Whatcom Community College. I-BEST is a statewide, multioccupation career pathways program that targets individuals with low basic skills or limited English skills. By integrating basic skills instruction with occupational training and providing other support services, I-BEST aims to accelerate basic skills students’ transition into and through a college-level occupational field of study.

Glosser, Asaph, Hamadyk, Jill, Gardiner, Karen and Mike Fishman. (2014). Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education Career Pathways Program Profile: Washington’s Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) Program in Three Colleges. OPRE Report #2014-38, Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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