IET & Career Pathways


What is IET?

IET is short for Integrated Education & Training. An IET program is a structured program where adult learners participate in contextualized adult education or literacy services at the same time as they are completing workforce training and workforce preparation activities aligned to a specific career or job goal.

What are Career Pathways?

Career Pathways are a component of WIOA that comprise a combination of rigorous and high-quality education, training, and other services.  Career Pathways align with the needs of the New Mexico economy, preparing and supporting people to be successful in higher education and training or to advance in their current careers.

Guidance in WIOA Related to Career Pathways 

NMHED Guidance and Support for Integrated Education & Training (IET)

IET Policy_2024.pdf


Review the state's IET Policy from the Adult Education Division.

IET Application_2024.pdf

NMHED IET Application

For eligible New Mexico programs

Action Items - Checklist.pdf

NMHED Checklist for IET Implementation

10.5 IET Implementation Action Items - Fill-In.pdf

NMHED IET Action Plan

To be submitted by May8.

IET Resources

Integrated Education and Training Design Toolkit

A comprehensive planning guide and tool created by AIR and Safal Partners under an OCTAE grant. Available on LINCS.

Integrated Education and Training (IET) in Corrections: A Companion Guide to the IET Design Toolkit 

Specific strategies for those working in Corrections. Available on LINCS.

IET Resource Library 

A collection of free resources which support six key aspects of an IET: program design, industry collaboration, curriculum, the learner experience, program management, and funding. Available on LINCS.

IET Guide by Building Opportunities

A self-assessment tool to help programs demonstrate the required WIOA components when planning a new IET project or reviewing an existing one.

Sample IET Intake Form 

Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) IET Resources

Multiple resources from CLASP including reports, webinars, and fact sheets.

Career Pathways in New Mexico

The Career Pathways service model is a key component of the work that local adult education programs do to meet WIOA workforce training requirements and effectively support their learners' college and career goals. NMHED Adult Education Division and Propel staff can offer tools and technical assistance to help programs implement design and implement community-specific career pathways, develop partnerships with workforce development stakeholders and local workforce boards, and enhance educational services for justice-involved individuals, English language learners, and others with barriers to education and employment.

Career Pathways Tools

NM Career Pathways Planning Template (fillable) - Blank.pdf

Career Pathways Planning Template

The Planning Template from NMHED can help local programs self-assess their implementation of Career Pathways.

Planning Template Word 

Planning Template PDF 

Planning Template Fillable PDF 

NM CPI - Career Pathways Map for Building & Construction.pdf

Career Pathways Maps

National adult education expert Jeff Fantine worked with New Mexico adult educators to design Career Pathways Maps which can be used with adult learners to create individualized career plans. Each career area map can be opened separately below.

Building & Construction 

Business Administration 

Computer & Information Technology 

Education & Childcare 

Energy Manufacturing 



Hospitality & Tourism 

Manufacturing & Engineering 

Retail Management 

Transportation & Logistics 

Blank - Write Your Own 

Resources for Career Awareness and Exploration

Integrating Career Awareness into the ABE & ESOL Classroom 

A ready-to-use curriculum guide for instructors or tutors. Available on LINCS.

NMDWS Career Solutions 

Career exploration, financial literacy, and other resources for learners, instructors, or tutors from the Department of Workforce Solutions.