The modern economy demands disruptive advancements in technology. In turn, these disruptive advancements in technology demand a new way to approach our educational systems to prepare the workforce of the future.
- Employers are struggling to hire qualified applicants to fill 21st century jobs.
- Colleges are struggling with unprepared and underprepared students
- Students are struggling with meeting the realities of the new economy
The skills gap is real.
The inability of our educational systems to address these problems and to keep current with industry skills and technology requirements is leading to the growing academic, social, and income inequality in the United States.
We want to see an end to this cycle of unpreparedness and inequity. Students should leave secondary and post-secondary education prepared to thrive in the modern workforce. By providing educational program funding at various levels – from K-12 to college – we work to foster creative change to help close the skills and inequality gaps.