SECC staff met with the South Carolina Department of Education (SCDE) director of adult education to discuss the status of the fast response request to include elements for the framework (Adult Education Integrated Education Training [IET] Framework and logic model), an implementation guide for the WorkLink process, and a Generational Family Services framework to accompany the Adult Education IET framework. The director of adult education indicated that any additional support will be determined after the Office of Adult Education identifies gaps within the draft framework. SECC and the SCDE director of adult education discussed the Career Pathways and assigned related regions within the state. Also, the current priority is on work resulting from recently-approved funding by the state legislature regarding on-the-job coaches to support student workers. Assistance initially needed for the Work Link is no longer needed; instead support is sought from SECC for a one-page communication outlining elements of the SC Integrated Education Training framework. The team leader will be consulted and SECC will be contacted for further details to provide the support. A follow-up conference call for SECC and the SCDE director of adult education was conducted in late July. SECC provided a sample document for the one-page communication. SCDE will send four participants to the Career and College Readiness and Success (CCRS) Center’s State Work-Based Learning Workshop in September in Savannah, Georgia. SECC staff met with the SCDE chief of staff who is newly assigned to be the SECC/SCDE contact. She provided several key areas (low-performing schools, educator effectiveness, and personalized learning) where support may be needed but will confirm priority areas for Year 7 support after the state superintendent retreat in early August.
In August, SECC will continue to work with the assigned Office of Adult Education staff to complete the one-page communication. Also, SECC will collaborate with the assigned team leader from the Office of Adult Education to discuss and assist with the Generational Family Services (GFS) framework. SECC will meet with the SCDE chief of staff after the SCDE superintendent’s retreat for confirmation of priority areas for support for the Year 7 plan.
As evidence of improvement, the director of adult education indicated that the one-page communication would serve as a reference document to be left with stakeholders following presentations about the IET framework and initiatives.