Ensuring every learner has meaningful, relevant experiential learning as part of their education and training.
Investing in innovative funding models that better align to the needs and pace of today’s students and workers.
Better leveraging existing funding streams to provide adult learners the support they need to succeed.
The New Learning Ecosystem for which Strada is advocating is one that truly links educators and employers, makes learning relevant and accessible to today’s learners, and uses real-time data to give students more purposeful pathways to lifelong success. This playbook is designed to help governors and state-level leaders tailor strategies to create a truly consumer-centered system that priorities experiential learning, aligns to the funding needs of today’s student, and more holistically supports adult learners to develop the skills they need to compete in the 21st century.
The old model of education, where first you learn and then you earn, simply no longer reflects the needs of secondary or postsecondary students preparing for increasingly long and varied careers. Schools, higher education institutions, and employers must work together to ensure every learner in every state is both enrollable and employable, with access to work-based learning opportunities that provide the human and technical skills driving the economy.
– William D. Hansen, Strada Education Network
In the wake of historic pandemic-related enrollment declines, postsecondary institutions have responded by developing and expanding innovative approaches to engaging learners.
Insights from National Experts
Our mission is to improve lives by forging clearer and more purposeful pathways between education and employment.
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A “How To” Playbook for America’s Governors
Using regional skill shapes to build a better learning ecosystem
Building an education-to-employment system centered on adult learners
Innovative Strategies to Support Today’s Online College Students
Fueling Innovation for the Learning Ecosystem of the Future
Human+ Skills for the Future of Work
We’re getting mixed messages about the outcomes of liberal arts graduates. Depending on who you ask, these graduates are either headed for a lifetime as a barista or are capable of doing absolutely anything. The answer lies somewhere in the middle.
An Early History of Strada Education Network 2014-17
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