As careers start demanding a continuous cycle of working and learning, workers need support to help them focus on their education while balancing the demands of work and life. Comprehensive wraparound supports will help them overcome hurdles while managing multiple commitments and competing priorities from the beginning of their explorations all the way through their new working lives and subsequent career transitions.
Adults trying to juggle work, family, life, and education commitments face many roadblocks. For some learners, basic needs like housing, childcare, and transportation aren’t met, causing them to feel stuck and unable to find a good job, or putting education at the bottom of their priority list. For others, confidence, identity, or mental health can create barriers to successful education and work transitions.
With comprehensive supports, learners are better positioned to overcome these hurdles and manage multiple commitments and competing priorities. These supports recognize that an adult’s success depends on much more than just their learning experience and job search.