Institutional Collaboration for Adult Learners

Ohio’s economy continues to evolve, requiring new skills and experiences for our citizens to be competitive in the global marketplace. Based on data from the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems and the American Community Survey, Ohio ranks 27th among states with the number of adults entering the job market adequately prepared. 
Ohio is transforming its education system to deliver on the demands for educational and economic opportunity in our new economy. Part of this transformation is increasing collaboration among ABLE programs, technical centers (also known as Adult Workforce Education), colleges, and universities to:
  1. Increase the number of adults earning  workforce credentials and degrees, particularly in fields needed by business and industry, from ABLE programs, Ohio Technical Centers, community colleges, and university main and regional campuses.
  2. Increase the number of adults successfully transitioning through the system to earn additional credentials and degrees that increase their employability and chances for long-term career success.

Transition Reports

Transition reports were designed to provide a statewide systemic view of students' educational pathways and to encourage a better understanding of student transition and success. The scorecard draws upon and analyzes data from the Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE), Ohio Technical Centers, and Higher Education Information (HEI) systems to provide institutions and regions with information against which they can compare their performance and develop strategies for improvement. Click here to view the reports.


LiftEd: Collaborating for Student and System Success