by Kavitha Cardoza
Adults wanting to go back to school have the odds stacked against them. They juggle many responsibilities, there are long waitlists for classes and often there isn’t a connection between what they learn in class and the skills they need to get a job.
But a program offered in Washington state has been so successful in getting adult students into the workforce that more than 20 states are implementing the model. It’s called Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training, better known as I-BEST.