NYSED-AEPP funded programs that receive EPE should review the Employment Preparation Education Manual (March 2017) at http://www.acces.nysed.gov/common/acces/files/aepp/docs/epemanual2016-2017.pdf and
Revisions and Additions for the Employment Preparation Education (EPE) Manual Revised March 2017 at http://www.acces.nysed.gov/common/acces/files/aepp/docs/2017revisions_additionsforepemanual.pdf
The Center for an Urban Future has reported that after the New York State Department of Education switched from the GED to a new high school equivalency exam, TASC, in 2014, the number of New York adults taking and passing the high school equivalency (HSE) exam has declined. To read the Center's report go to https://nycfuture.org/data/taking-to-tasc
The National Center for Families Learning has created a new resource for adults working to increase their employability skills. The Learn to Earn Toolkit addresses in-demand employability skills, including critical thinking, English language, oral and written communication, and professionalism.
The Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA) has released the Career Pathways Toolkit: An Enhanced Guide and Workbook for System Development. The revised toolkit aligns with the vision, definition, and requirements of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and will help State and local teams to develop and implement a Unifed Plan. Go to: https://careerpathways.workforcegps.org/announcements/2016/10/20/09/37/Career_Pathways_Toolkit_An_Enhanced_Guide_and_Workbook