Community Education program brochures Metro North ABE - Consortium newsletter, Feb. 2016 - Page 7
Data with Linda
The U.S. Department of Labor, along
with U.S. Department of Education
and Health and Human Services, are
working to ensure that states, local
areas, and other grantees are pre-pared
for the implementation of WIOA. The
changes in adult education in MN and
WIOA require that new data be
collected and new performance standards be implemented for clients.
Some of the measures required by
1) Student participants achieve at least
one educational function level in an
educational program that
provides instruction below the postsecondary level (Adult Basic Ed).
• In 2015, 1,493 (35%) of Metro
North ABE clients achieved an EFL
or educational function level change
while attending ABE class.
2) Attainment of a high school
diploma, or its equivalent.
• In 2015, 50 Metro North ABE
clients earned their GED® credential
and 37 clients earned their HS credential while attending classes.
Additional measures added as a
result of WIOA include:
3) Transcript or report card for secondary or post-secondary education.
4) Satisfactory, or better, progress
report towards established milestones
from employer/training provider who
is providing training.
5) Successful completion of an occupational exam.
6) Credential attainment: recognized
Under WIOA, any employment barriers will need to be determined at the
point of entry into any Work Force
One Title program, including Adult
Basic Education. Data on employment
status for our clients has been collected
• In 2015, 1,071 Metro North ABE
clients indicated they were
employed, and 903 clients indicated
they were unemployed at the time of
entry into our program.
Project and Donation
On November 17, 2015, Prudential
Financial located in Plymouth, MN,
in partnership with Hands On Twin
Cities, hosted a volunteer and donation event to benefit Metro North
ABE learners. Twenty volunteers assembled and donated 150 job search
kits for MNABE students. Each kit
included a briefcase-style binder,
which held these items: a notebook, a
folder, job interviewing tip sheets, a
stack of thank you cards, a pencil bag,
a highlighter, note pads, and breath
mints. Most special of all, each volunteer wrote a note of encouragement to
include in the kit. Thank you Prudential Financial for this unique and
meaningful donation to our program!
Volunteers for Project SHINE
Metro North ABE’s essential
volunteers come to us through
many channels. One of those is
through the Project SHINE
program hosted at Metropolitan
“Project SHINE (Students Helping
in the Naturalization of Elders) is a
program that links college students
with immigrants and refugees
seeking to learn English and
navigate the complex path to U.S.
In Minnesota, approximately 150
students from Metropolitan State
University and MCTC participate
in Project SHINE. Participants are
trained in basic ESL tutoring
techniques, working with adult
learners, intercultural communication, immigration, and the U.S.
naturalization process. Volunteers
are required to complete a
minimum 20 tutoring hours at one
of 20 Twin Cities community
partner organizations, including
Metro North ABE.
Metro North Adult Basic Education | Ph: 763-783-4870 | www.MetroNorthABE.org