Future of work and education

You can’t prepare for a job if you don’t know that job exists or you don’t have the requisite skills. We have spent the last seven years helping federal and nonprofit clients develop innovative approaches — including strategic design, pilots, technology prototyping, accelerators, incubators, and prize competitions — to expand access to education.
Future of work and education

Our Work

IES announces finalists in Learning Acceleration Challenges

Advancing interventions to improve math achievement.

Luminary Labs to design and produce Middle Grades CTE Accelerator

New program will build teacher capacity and expand effective education models.

A $1 million challenge to reimagine career navigation for adult learners

U.S. Department of Education launches the Future Finder Challenge.

People, places, and possibilities

Download our latest report on new value propositions for the future of work.

Luminary Labs awarded ED ARPA contract

Advancing innovation through the U.S. Department of Education’s new Experimental Design and Advanced Research Projects Accelerator.

Designing technical assistance that supports innovation and innovators

How the Rural Tech Project has created time and space for convening, collaboration, and connection.

Driving development of upskilling and reskilling initiatives

How the Rethink Adult Ed Challenge spurred new high-quality pre-apprenticeship programs — at scale.

Incubating a national cybersecurity teacher professional development initiative

How CTE CyberNet strengthened cybersecurity education in high schools.

Designing a national challenge to inspire transformational STEM learning experiences

How CTE Mission: CubeSat brought space missions to high schools.

Piloting novel approaches to skills-based distance learning

Rural Tech Project finalist teams are implementing and iterating new STEM education programs.

Transforming workforce training opportunities with pre-apprenticeships

The Rethink Adult Ed Challenge announced the grand-prize winner and four runners-up.

Students bring space missions to life with CTE Mission: CubeSat

Open innovation challenge puts career and technical education at the center of transformational learning experiences.

To build a strong cybersecurity workforce, start with educators

CTE CyberNet explored new ways to help teachers develop technical skills.

Building and scaling engagement with edtech for upskilling

Empowering educators to pilot and create open educational resources.

Incentivizing the game industry to solve for education

Balancing requirements and incentives to attract innovators.

3 organizations, 3 approaches to upskilling

A look back at three years of Power in Numbers research on adult education, edtech, upskilling, and the importance of math.

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