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Seizing the moment to address equity gaps in apprenticeships

Apprenticeships can help more Americans get on a path to economic security, write Cameron Johnson and Emily Andrews of CLASP. But to do so, the programs have to be designed for equity.

November 16, 2022 | Work Shift
Cautious optimism about workforce education after the midterm elections

Advocates at both the state and federal levels hope to see continued momentum on efforts to create more high-quality education and job-training options for low-income Americans.

November 10, 2022 | Work Shift
With Google’s latest push, a blending of industry and higher ed

Google’s new industry specializations were co-built by its experts and faculty at four top universities—part of a larger push to combine forces with higher education to drive economic mobility.

October 19, 2022 | Work Shift
The workforce is changing. Can community colleges change with it?

Advocates and researchers in education are asking if two-year institutions might transform to reach a fuller potential—serving as community hubs for social and economic mobility.

July 28, 2022 | Work Shift