Supporting English Learners in Realizing their Career Goals

Session 2: 4:00-5:00 PM (Wednesday March 02, 2022)



English learners need support to realize their career goals and enter the workforce. Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education (IELCE) can provide that support. The WIOA, Title II grant funds IELCE programs to prepare English learners for the workforce. These programs establish coordinated and comprehensive processes to co-enroll English Learners (ELs) in high-quality workforce training with English language support. During this session, presenters from exemplary programs discuss their performance-based instruction and assessments as well as student support services. They also describe the challenges they faced in developing and implementing these programs including their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and their implementation of distance learning and remote testing. The will also discuss their successes. Participants will review the model agencies' ESOL literacy, workforce preparation and workforce training courses and evaluate the model programs' effective elements for use


Lead Presenter Bio Photo

Lori Howard


Lead Presenter Bio Photo

Alisa Takeuchi

OTAN and Garden Grove Adult Education and Tamalpais Adult School

Alisa Takeuchi has been in adult education for over 20 years. Her broad range of experience spans from ESL instructor, technology integrator, mentor teacher, and a member of a WASC team. For over 15 years she was the EL Civics Cordinator for her agency. She has been a Subject Matter Expert at OTAN for the past 5 years. Teaching and sharing what she knows with others is her passion and remains at the forefront of her priorities.

Type of Presentation

Demonstration (60 Minutes)


  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Support Staff

Program Strands

  • Career Technical Education
  • English as a Second Language

Category Strands

  • Blended Learning