REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE LOCAL PLAN
This reference guide has been developed to support Adult Education bidders in responding to questions in the RFP that are relevant to local plan alignment. Information in all sections of the local plan may be used to support responses to other questions in the RFP as appropriate.
Narrative for CALC and AECI Applicants
Local Plan Sections
ACCESS AND EQUITY
MA Indicator of Program Quality 2 and WIOA Consideration 2 and 13
Describe how the adult education program will respond to the educational needs identified in the local plan package and will serve individuals most in need of adult education services (ABE and/or ESOL) , including individuals with disabilities.
CAREER PATHWAYS COLLABORATION
MA Indicator of Program Quality 3 and WIOA Consideration 4 and 11
Describe the role of the adult education (AE) program in career pathways development, carried out in collaboration with local area partners, to create a seamless system of adult education and workforce preparation and training services in each local area. Complete and upload Appendix C, Partnership Overview.
Narrative for IET/IELCE Applicants
Local Plan Sections
CAREER PATHWAYS COLLABORATION FOR IET/IELCE
MA Indicator of Program Quality 3 and WIOA Consideration 8
Describe how the agency has and will collaborate and coordinate with local area partners and employers in planning and supporting student success along the career pathway identified in the IET/IELCE Overview.
Key to Local Plan Package Sections:
Regional Data Packages/LMI Data and Survey of Adult Education Needs by Local Area
Bidders can use the data to understand the education needs of the region and employer needs for a skilled workforce.
Workforce Boards Strategic Plans
Bidders can use the Local Strategic Plans to find information on the local Board’s strategic vison for meeting the needs of the workforce area’s priority populations.
Local Area Umbrella Memorandum of Understanding
Bidders can use the information in the local MOUs to find information on the approach to adult education program services in the local area as well as integrated service delivery strategies for education and workforce services that support career pathways.
Performance and Participant Summaries
Bidders can use the local area participant summaries and performance goals to find information on ESOL/ABE participants served by the local workforce areas.