Designing Instruction for Career Pathways (DICP) is an initiative funded through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE). DICP helps state and local adult education providers develop and deliver Adult Career Pathways (ACP) programs, which help low-skilled adults succeed in postsecondary education and employment.
The main focus of DICP is to provide technical assistance resources to state and local adult education providers that will help them increase the quality and quantity of career pathways programs.
Technical assistance resources include:
- National professional development activities,
- An online collection of high-quality instructional resources,
- Policy briefs on topics related to developing and implementing career pathways,
- The latest research on the effectiveness of career pathways,
- Online, self-paced professional development courses,
- E-Newsletters, and
- A virtual community of practice where practitioners can learn collaboratively and share resources.
The ACP-SC provides 24-hour access to high-quality resources for practitioners developing and delivering Adult Career Pathways programs.