Minds That Move Us-Adult Career Pathway Design Challenge

The Institute for Educational Leadership, in partnership with the Coalition for Adult Basic Education and the National Association of State Directors of Adult Education, is excited to announce its first Minds That Move Us Challenge--the Adult Career Pathway Design Challenge! This is an excellent opportunity for various stakeholders to work together and think of out-of-the-box ideas as solutions to pressing education and employment challenges. Open to communities across the United States, 10 selected teams will have the opportunity to participate in a design camp, pitch their idea to funders at the career pathways festival, and receive coaching/technical assistance to develop through their idea. Oh, and did we forget to mention that three teams will receive $100K EACH?! To learn more or to apply visit MindsThatMoveUs.org#MindsThatMoveUs  #CareerPathways  #100Kforinnovation.



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We believe that to collaborate is to innovate-and great innovation takes diverse minds to solve complex community issues. This is the founding philosophy behind the Minds that Move Us initiative, a challenge to communities to design innovative education and training models that create social equity and economic mobility for all. Driven by the market demands of business and industry as well as the needs of learners, these challenges engage the bright minds of public/private partners to examine the current education and training gaps within their communities and then create models that can be scaled and replicated within various industries.




The first Minds That Move Us challenge is to design career pathway innovations for adult learners who do not have any formal postsecondary training or education and lack the skills necessary to put themselves on a career path, especially those with disabilities. Open to communities across the United States, this challenge encourages creativity, collaboration and out-of-the-box ideas as solutions to pressing employment challenges and includes a design camp, festival, and coaching to assist in the development and implementation of promising practices.

Applications for this challenge are due Friday, June 29, 2018. Attend our webinar on Friday, June 8th at 2:00 p.m. EST to learn more.