- Course Number:
- ABE 0759
- Course Title:
- ABE Career Pathways Support
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Course DescriptionProvides academic support for ABE students while they are concurrently enrolled in Career Pathways designated CTE courses for ABS (Adult Basic Skills) students. Runs 30-96 hours per term concurrently with the CTE courses. Prerequisites: (ABE 0744 or CASAS Reading score 230) or (successfully completed 2 out of 4 GED tests) and permission of Career Pathways and ABE departments required.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Read modified and some authentic materials related to employment area.
- Write a variety of correspondence related to employment.
- Orally communicate effectively in a variety of employment settings.
- Set long term personal and professional goals.
- Identify next steps in their educational and/or professional goals.
Course Activities and Design
The ABE Career Pathways Support Course teaches a variety of job skills while simultaneously
providing academic support (reading, writing, and presentation skills) for the CTE courses in a specified Career Pathways certificate program for ABS students. This support may include
instruction in skills and activities that can be adjusted to the requirements of the technical content area. In addition, academic skills will always be taught with the idea of improving reading, writing and professional communication skills.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Active participation in job readiness development
Successful completion of all assignments related to the course
Successful completion of an internship
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Themes and Concepts
Academic proficiency in reading, writing, and oral communication
Success in college level courses
Transition to work
Skills - Reading
Read, understand, and follow directions
Use skimming and scanning to find specific information
Develop questions based on readings
Work in groups to define, analyze, and solve problems
Use a dictionary and other references
Read for comprehension under time constraints
Read authentic materials related to the field of study, including manuals, directions, and texts
Grammar Review and Instruction: Phrases and clauses, Verbs and related structures, Other
parts of speech, Mechanics
Written Communication: Writing and editing basic paragraphs and short essays, Improvement
in ability to communicate through emails and letters, Strengthen confidence in written
communications, Resume and cover letter writing
Skills Oral Communication
Learn conventions of the job interview via mock interviews
Develop strategies for informational interviews
Practice effective telephone communication
Recognize idioms and jargon, especially related to the field of study
Use academic and professional vocabulary
Choose appropriate words and word forms
Recognize and use correct word order most of the time
Communicate effectively in all tenses
Participate by contributing and connecting ideas
Listen, understand, take notes and follow directions appropriate to the field of study
Develop discussion skills (asking clarification questions to negotiate meaning, rejoinders,
confirmation) to participate in job interviews, workplace meetings and small group discussions