Join the Rethink Adult Ed Challenge virtual information session on October 15 to learn more about the $750,000 competition to advance pre-apprenticeships. Scott Stump, Assistant Secretary for Career, Technical, and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education, will discuss how pre-apprenticeships can increase access to apprenticeships and other industry roles. Following an overview of the national challenge, attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions.
Apprenticeships expand career opportunities, but many adult learners face barriers to accessing them. Pre-apprenticeships break down these barriers by helping adults enter, prepare for, and succeed in apprenticeships. The Rethink Adult Ed Challenge is helping providers funded by the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (AEFLA) create innovative and high-quality pre-apprenticeship programs — in any industry, anywhere in the United States.
AEFLA-funded community colleges, correctional facilities, libraries, community-based organizations, and other adult education providers interested in entering the challenge should complete a Stage 1 submission by November 25, 2020. The online submission form asks for a preliminary design for a pre-apprenticeship program, including a description of the target learners, the adult education activities the program may provide, and local and national industry needs.