For many of our students, improving their basic literacy skills is just the beginning. ACCEL’s Career Transitions program focuses on helping students access postsecondary training, explore job opportunities, and fill high-demand positions. Our goal is to help students transition into jobs that offer both a solid career path and a family-sustaining wage.
Students meet one-on-one with our transitions specialist who helps them explore career opportunities and identify next steps. For those who wish to continue their education, this could mean arranging college tours, applying for postsecondary education, and identifying options for financial aid. For those looking to improve their employment options, we help students polish their resumes, navigate online job applications, and prepare for job interviews.
Our strong partnerships with local employers and postsecondary schools are key to the success of this program and the students we serve. We encourage our current students, as well as our program alumni, to participate in our College and Career Transitions program.
To request more information about our College and Career Transition options, please complete the interest form below or contact our office at 775-445-4452.
NV-ACE (Nevada Accelerated Career Education)
Through the NV-ACE program, ACCEL offers students at WNC the unique opportunity earn credit toward an nationally recognized industry credential while working toward earning the high school equivalency certificate and increasing the basic skills necessary to be successful in college and workforce. The pilot is delivered using an Integrated Education and Training (IET), a nationally recognized instructional model that boosts students’ basic skills in reading, writing and math while they pursue a certificate in a career/technical program.
Through the NV-ACE program, students are able to enroll for credit classes and work simultaneously towards attaining their career/technical certificate and passing the high school equivalency exam.
In ACCEL’s NV-ACE programs, the basic skills instruction is contextualized into the career/technical content, with Adult Education and technical teachers co-planning and co-teaching. This allows students to achieve educational and employment goals faster.
Individuals without a U.S. high school diploma or equivalency and individuals with a U.S. high school diploma or equivalency who qualify the program due to a deficit in basic skills identified through assessment will be eligible to participate in the pilot. Additionally, learners must read at a minimum of a sixth-grade equivalent level (NRS Educational Function Level 4 for ABE, and Level 5 for ESL). CTE-eligible students are assessed through the community college’s current assessment practices.
To request more information about the NV-ACE Pilot, please contact us.