The Rethink Adult Ed Challenge announces the winners in national challenge to transform training opportunities
The U.S. Department of Education has announced the grand-prize winner and the four runners-up in the Rethink Adult Ed Challenge, a $750,000 competition to advance pre-apprenticeships. Over 10 months, the Department helped nearly 100 adult education providers create high-quality designs for programs that better prepare learners for apprenticeships — and will soon support more providers in developing their own programs through a virtual workshop and new self-paced online learning course.
“The Rethink Adult Ed Challenge proved the demand for training opportunities that are responsive to the evolving needs of American businesses — and our adult learners. We are thrilled to recognize the high potential of these diverse programs and look forward to seeing their learners thrive in future careers.”
— Dr. Miguel Cardona, U.S. Secretary of Education
What comes next: Register for the September 23 workshop
To help more adult education providers develop and deliver pre-apprenticeship programs, the Department will host a virtual workshop on September 23 during National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. The workshop will share learnings from the challenge and preview the Department’s new self-paced online learning course — accessible to providers across the United States.
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