Provider Manual Bridge Definition Details
Three core elements are required to be included as part of a bridge program:
that integrates basic reading, math, and language skills and industry/occupation knowledge.
Workforce Preparation/Career development
includes instruction in workplace language, career readiness/exploration, career planning within a career area, and understanding the world of work (specific elements depend upon the level of the bridge program and on whether participants are already incumbent workers in the specific field).
that provide students with the information and assistance they need to successfully navigate the process of moving from adult education or remedial coursework to credit or occupational programs. Services may include (as needed and available) academic advising, study skills, coaching, and referrals to individual support services, e.g., transportation and child care.