Forty-four million Americans are struggling to earn enough to support their families. Even if they are working, many are underemployed and lack the postsecondary credentials or training to progress in their careers. What will it take to remove the barriers and help them succeed? It’s time to build a New Learning Ecosystem to help them learn and earn throughout their lives.
Could the dislocations brought on by COVID-19 lead to a long-term upside? For this webinar, Strada’s Ben Wildavsky leads a discussion about the hybrid campus concept with expert panelists Cole Clark, managing director — higher education at Deloitte; Maurie McInnis, president, Stony Brook University; Jeff Selingo, higher education author; and Marni Baker Stein, provost, Western Governors University. The conversation was inspired by a new Deloitte report developed in partnership with Strada Education Network.
Workers can’t rely on promises alone to advance. They need clearer paths from training to career opportunities.
Earning a degree should help you advance in the work you love — not get in the way of it. Learner-centered programs fit learning into the rest of life.
Life’s curveballs can make our plans go awry. Better options can help us finish what we started.
Committing to education, alongside all of life’s other commitments, takes coordination, determination, and dedication. Financial support and a flexible work schedule can make it all come together.
All the planning in the world can’t guarantee success. Learners need opportunity and support to put their plans into action.
What if, instead of adding work on top of education, the work you did advanced your education? Integrated earning and learning makes the most of learners’ time and talent.
You can’t judge a job by its title. The same role can actually require different combinations of skills, called “skill shapes,” depending on the industry, employer and region. People have skill shapes too, formed by their work experience and training. Skills gaps emerge when the skill shapes that employers need don’t align with the skill shapes that local workers offer. Precise learning pathways, attuned to regional workforce demands, can close those gaps by helping people develop a skill shape that snaps into place in the local labor market. This 2-minute video reveals what a job title doesn’t tell you, and how skill shapes analysis can help connect more people with their perfect career match.
Strada partners at the Community Education Coalition in Southeast Indiana are engaging with educators, employers, policymakers and community organizations to improve postsecondary education and build a talent pool that will serve area businesses for decades to come.
Strada cast the net wide in 2019 to identify and support seven new partners who are creating opportunities for learners across the country to move seamlessly between education and meaningful careers.
Making progress in our lives as adults is a challenge as we juggle multiple family and work responsibilities. Navigating a changing labor market and finding the best pathways between learning and work is daunting and nearly impossible.
At the 2019 Strada National Symposium, Strada Chief Innovation Officer Michelle Weise explained how the New Learning Ecosystem will help more people find jobs and advance in their careers throughout their lives.
Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education Kim Hunter Reed explains why it's important to develop postsecondary education models that help students from all ages and backgrounds succeed, rather than focus on traditional students.
McDonald’s Corporation Director of Educational Strategies Lisa Schumacher discusses how McDonald’s can use their size and scale to be part of the solution to the education gap in the U.S.
Louisiana Commissioner of Higher Education Kim Hunter Reed explains what will be needed to help more individuals succeed by pursuing postsecondary education.
At the Strada National Symposium, CEO and President Bill Hansen shared how his background and personal experiences influenced his interest in changing higher education.
The New Learning Ecosystem provides working-age adults with opportunities to gain the training or education they need to advance or transition to new careers at multiple stages of their lives.
In Fall 2019, Strada gathered its grant recipients in Indianapolis for its first-ever Grantee Forum to share best practices in improving pathways between education and careers.
Social capital, defined as the networks you have that help you get ahead in life, is vital to success in education and employment. Yet many people who could benefit from social capital have not had the chance to build it. Through interviews with experts in the field, we examine how organizations are helping learners develop their networks and strive for better futures in the workplace.
Employers in San Diego collaborate with educators and workforce development partners to quickly identify, train, and certify talent for jobs now and in the future.
Education at Work grows its Arizona State University location with support from ASU and a global technology company. Learn about our great partnerships and our mission – to offer college students the opportunity to gain career building skills and to help students graduate with little to no debt.
Strada Education Network is hosting a series of Employer Forums around the country this year, highlighting successful collaborations where employers, educators, and policymakers are working together to improve the education-to-career ecosystem.
The Next Generation By Design (NGBD) Symposium brings together education industry leaders and practitioners who are actively designing, developing, deploying and promoting next generation software and systems to more effectively support student success.
Strada Education Network improves lives by forging new pathways between education and employment.
With the 2019 CAEL Conference around the corner, we thought we’d take a look back at 2018. Hear from presenters and attendees to find out what keeps the CAEL community coming back, year after year.
Every year at the CAEL conference, we honor an individual who has overcome multiple barriers and successfully returned to a learning environment. Meet Rashaan Green, our 2018 Learner of the Year.
Strada Education Network collaborates with the Jackie Robinson Foundation to give scholarships and aid to chosen scholars. These scholars are provided with financial support as well as mentoring to help them achieve the bright futures they envision for themselves.
Strada Education Network has awarded grants to five institutions whose aims align with Strada’s mission of “Completion With a Purpose.” These institutions focus on boosting underserved and underprepared students in their pursuit of a good education and their desired career path.