Career Pathways

Career Pathways Policy and Research Resources

Policy Resources


TWC Workforce Policy and Guidance

TWC’s Workforce Policy and Guidance page provides searchable access to Workforce Development Letters, Adult Education and Literacy Letters, and Technical Assistance Bulletins.



This Guide is intended to be used as a self-assessment in your development or review of an IET program.


MSG Overview Chart


Research Resources 


Compendium of Innovative Practices: Adult Education Bridge Programs and Integrated Education and Training (IET) Programs

This compendium describes [S(2] five innovative practices selected by the Advancing Innovation in Adult Education project. The adult practices highlighted illustrate innovative and enhanced approaches for providing bridge and integrated education and training (IET) programs that assist adult learners in developing the skills, abilities, and knowledge they need to enroll in postsecondary education or occupational training, earn short-term credentials, and obtain employment.


IET Design Toolkit

The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) has changed the landscape of adult education by focusing the field on workforce development outcomes and programming that support the integration of education and training and career pathways. Integrated Education and Training (IET) is an educational practice grounded in adult learning theory. IET programs help adults who lack basic skills, relevant occupational skills, and essential workplace skills to be prepared to enter in-demand careers.


LINCS Adult Education & Literacy Resource Collection

LINCS provides a collection of 818 high-quality multimedia instructional resources, informed by research, for use by adult educators. These resources have been reviewed by subject matter experts and recommended and approved by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), Division of Adult Education and Literacy. Search the collection by category, keyword, date and more.



O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, developers, researchers, and more! Find, search, or browse across 900+ occupations based on your goals and needs. Then use comprehensive reports to learn about requirements, characteristics, and available opportunities for your selected occupation.


Target Occupation List by Board Area


Workforce Development Boards

A Local Workforce Development Board (Board) is a group of community leaders appointed by local elected officials (County Judges and City Mayors) and charged with planning and oversight responsibilities for workforce programs and services in their area. In Texas, twenty-eight Local Boards operate over 180 Local Workforce Solutions offices and are also responsible for: Developing local plans for the use of Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act funds Oversight of the local service delivery system Coordinating activities with economic development entities and employers in their local areas.