Enter by November 25: $750,000 competition invites adult education providers to design pre-apprenticeships

The Rethink Adult Ed Challenge is a $750,000 competition to advance pre-apprenticeships. The U.S. Department of Education invites adult education providers to design programs that better prepare learners for apprenticeships and beyond.

A review panel will select up to 100 finalists to join Stage 2, which runs from February to July 2021. Finalists will have access to a range of digital resources — such as case studies, activities, and webinars with subject matter experts — to help them refine their designs and develop more detailed program proposals. The grand-prize winner will be awarded $250,000, and up to five runners-up will each receive at least $100,000.

Enter the $750,000 national challenge by November 25

AEFLA-funded community colleges, correctional facilities, libraries, community-based organizations, and other adult education providers interested in entering the challenge should submit a preliminary program design by 11:59 p.m. ET on November 25.

To learn more, adult education providers can replay the challenge information session and see answers to frequently asked questions.