I-BEST is an innovative education model that integrates basic-skills adult education with technical instruction. The curriculum is designed jointly by certified adult education instructors and specialists in the technical field. Classes are co-taught by adult education and technical training instructors. EASTCONN’s I-BEST program helps students improve their English language skills, while earning both their GED and nationally recognized software credentials like the Microsoft Office Specialist or the National Retail Foundation's Customer Service certificate.

Benefits: Because learners have the support of adult education instructors to work through any literacy/numeracy/cultural issues with the technical training, lower-skill learners can receive technical training. Learners who complete the I-BEST program in a particular technical area not only improve their basic skills, learn English and earn adult high school diplomas, but also attain an industry-recognized credential.

For more information about I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education Skills Training), please contact:

Suzanne Cimochowski
EASTCONN Northeast Learning Center
562 Westcott Road
Danielson, CT 06239