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Catalyze the Transition to Skills-based Hiring

We are leading pilots with employers, colleges, learners, and workers to unlock and translate degrees into skills; to capture and credential all learning and make it visible to learners and employers. We put a special focus on 21st century skills, which are the biggest drivers of success and mobility, and the least credentialed.

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  • XCredit

    Validating a learner’s life and working experiences as currency for future opportunities
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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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  • 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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  • 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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We’ve spent six years learning from our work with over 135 institutions, 60 employers, and 50 organizations to enable innovation and create models that put learners’ needs at the center.

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