Promising Practices: Recruitment

The NCTN Promising Practice Series presents detailed descriptions of strategies from the field that are designed to promote the successful transition of students from ABE to postsecondary education.

This promising practice focuses on a new student recruitment strategy based on X-Cel Adult Education Services' experiences in expanding their partnership with STRIVE, a job-training and readiness program. Since X-Cel's college transition program requires students to have a GED or high school diploma, their original transition recruitment efforts consisted of contacting adult education providers and GED programs in the greater Boston area. They met with them and visited their GED classes, promoting the college transition program, but they did not get any referrals to their program. They had significant difficulty in recruiting a large enough pool of students because students either chose to go to work after completing their GED or didn't really think a college transition program was necessary. World Education, 2008.

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