Integrated Basic Education and Skills Traning (IBEST) is a nationally recognized instructional model that boosts students’ basic skills in reading, writing and math while they pursue a certificate in a career/technical program.
Through IBEST programs, students are able to enroll for credit classes and work simultaneously towards attaining their career/technical certificate and passing the GED® exam.
In Pima’s IBEST programs, the basic skills instruction is contextualized into the career/technical content, with Adult Education and technical teachers co-planning and co-teaching. This allows students to achieve educational and employment goals faster.
Past IBEST programs at PCC include:
- Hotel & Restaurant Management IBEST
- Behavioral Health Services IBEST
- Machine Tool IBEST
- Medical Assistant (MA) IBEST