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Flexible Learn + Earn

This pilot focuses on industry-aligned learn-and-earn opportunities for single mother learners to further their education and careers while financially supporting their families. They will receive holistic support through comprehensive case management, career navigation, and community building opportunities.

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Hybrid Undergraduate Degree Business Program

This prototype is a marketing package for a novel academic model that Catholic University of America is delivering alongside Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ, for a target of less than $10k/year. It describes program elements and features developed in partnership with Education Design Lab.

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MCC’s Single Moms Success Initiative

This pilot will include wraparound services, financial assistance, specialized coursework, and formation of a coalition for single mother learners.

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SkillsBooster

This prototype is a micro-credentialing package focused on helping incumbent frontline employees to develop, benchmark, and demonstrate 21st century skills mastery with the aim of positioning them for middle skills jobs and improved earning potential.

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Certificate Plus

This prototype is a micro-credentialing package focused on helping incumbent frontline employees to develop, benchmark, and demonstrate 21st century skills mastery with the aim of positioning them for middle skills jobs and improved earning potential.

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University of West Alabama: Second-year Experience

This prototype is an online repository for alumni testimonials and links to content to help learners develop 21st century skills that provide targeted career exploration by major or industry, allowing learners to learn more deeply about what will be needed to succeed in a career.

 

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Business Marketing Pathways

This prototype is a curriculum pathway that builds upon early career assessment in high school and then incorporates dual credit to reduce the number of credits needed at the 2nd and 4th year of enrollment.

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New Business Degree

Learners’ academic plans change over time; there are students who wish to transfer schools, but will not complete the transfer because many courses do not articulate across universities and University of North Texas has an intensive prerequisite course list for their business degree. This prototype is the creation of a new major that will allow learners to complete the undergraduate business degree by integrating learning outcomes from pre-requisite courses into upper-level Business major courses.

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Triple Enrollment

High school students in the triple enrollment program would be allowed to pick from a set of carefully selected hospitality courses offered either at a local community college or online and earn credit upon their successful completion. With no out of pocket cost, it would allow interested students to learn more about hospitality and gain the exposure needed to determine if it is an area of study they would like to pursue. In addition, these students would gain valuable exposure to the rigors and expectations of college before full matriculation and financial investment.

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Entry-Level+

Entry level+ designates to the employer that the employee is well positioned to advance sooner than later based upon their  skills and awareness of the opportunities for growth. While the employee may start in an entry-level job to gain valuable experience, the path forward will be articulated, planned andAchievable. One way to build entry-level+ candidates is through a “hospitality bootcamp.” We propose the bootcamp be run by an independent non-profit organization and should be designed in conjunction with the support of key industry leaders (e.g., AHLEI) and local employers.