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  • Community College Growth Engine Fund

    Leading the Nation and Their Regions in Creating “Rapid-Response Pathways” with Employers
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  • BRIDGES Rural

    How might we strengthen the capacity of rural community colleges to serve as critical economic growth engines for their learners and communities?
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  • Single Moms Success

    How might community colleges dramatically improve completion rates for single mothers by intentionally addressing the unique needs of this population?
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  • UpSkill SA!

    How might we quickly upskill incumbent retail workers to prepare them for careers in Advanced Manufacturing and other growth sectors that can enable their social mobility?
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  • Seamless Transfer Pathways

    How might community colleges and four-year universities dramatically improve transfer and graduation rates by reframing the end-to-end experience from the student’s point of view?
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  • UNCF Career Pathways Initiative

    How might our institutions provide intentional and sustainable pathways to build 21st century competencies and help our students find meaningful employment in their desired career field?
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  • Roanoke Healthcare Pathways

    How might we design employer-driven, stackable pathways that can lead to an AAS degree and prepare students for employment in the high-growth healthcare industry? How might we design a related “One Door” advising model that…
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  • Creativity for COVID: Saving Summer Internships

    A remote internship experience for Washington, D.C. public high school students working in teams on real-world projects to address social and policy issues impacting their city and neighborhoods since the advent of COVID-19.
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  • BadgedToHire

    Building on the success and learning from TeeUpTheSkills, 2018-19, the Lab is conducting a two-year study, in three U.S. regions, to evaluate the value of mobility skills micro-credentials as a hiring signal for career readiness,…
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  • Wellspring

    Wellspring, a multi-phase project sponsored and led by IMS Global Learning Consortium, is focused on advancing the education-to-employment digital ecosystem by improving the information flow between candidates' competency-based learner records and employers' skills-based talent systems…
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  • Rethinking the Four-Year Degree: Tucson, Arizona

    Redesigning the undergraduate experience to serve learner, employer and community needs  How might we build a low-cost, career-focused Catholic University degree offering alongside local employers, students, and learning partners in Tucson?
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  • Academy for Innovation in Higher Ed Leadership

    The Academy, a partnership between Arizona State University and Georgetown University, is a premier training ground for those who aspire to senior leadership positions in higher education. The eight-month, design-based program focuses on bringing ideas…
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  • Apprenticeship Challenge

    How might we build a meaningful apprenticeship that supports curricular and workforce readiness goals into a 4-year degree? Archived Project from 2014
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  • Traditional Model Redesign

    How can growth-oriented public universities develop operating models that capitalize on advances in teaching and learning to expand capacity to serve and graduate more students of color and high-need students? Archived Project from 2015-16
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  • 10 Years Out

    Crowdsourcing the Needs of GenXYZ Learners in a Rapidly Changing Higher Education Environment Archived Project from 2016
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