We are group of non-profit organizations collaborating on how to leverage technology to increase the reach and impact of workforce and education initiatives. Together, we are committed to supporting our own and other organizations’ digital transformation for modernizing service delivery. We believe that technologies can greatly accelerate career advancement and enhance lifelong learning opportunities for American learners, workers, and job seekers if they are selected and implemented effectively and responsibly. This is especially true for frontline service workers and other individuals who might benefit the most from more flexible and customized service delivery models.
Technology and government are the two biggest levers for improving people’s lives at scale. Code for America puts them together so that government can work for the people, by the people in the digital age. By applying user-centered research and design to truly understand the needs of people accessing the public workforce system, Code for America aims to increase the number of people that have a living-wage job in the U.S.
Digital Promise is working to improve digital learning opportunities for underserved adults in the United States. We connect entrepreneurs, educators, and researchers to support and advance the development and use of educational technology that expands career pathways and improves the quality of life for these learners. Explore our website, our blog, and subscribe to Adult Learning Spotlight newsletter for information and resources related to educational technology and adult learners.
The EdTech Center @ World Education leverages technology to increase the reach and impact of education and workforce initiatives and to enable everyone to thrive in an increasingly digital world. Subscribe to its Tech Tips blog and explore various online Professional Development and other Resources on leveraging technology for adult education teachers and workforce practitioners on its website. The EdTech Center also helps manage this Workforce EdTech collaborative and repository.
The Employment Technology Fund is the first social impact fund to invest in technology solutions that improve employment opportunity for lower-skilled, lower-income adults in the U.S.. By shaping the future of work, ETF and its portfolio companies are closing the employment opportunity gap facing 103 million adults who lack the skills, training and opportunities to access family-sustaining jobs and meaningful employment. The Fund’s investors include the Walmart, Rockefeller, Joyce, W.K. Kellogg, and ECMC Foundations.
SkillRise is an initiative of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) that helps organizations leverage educational technology to upskill workers and job-seekers. SkillRise provides resources around how to plan, implement, and sustain edtech solutions for adult learning and workforce development. To learn more about the work, please visit SkillRise.
The Literacy, Language & Technology Research group is a community at Portland State University conducting a wide range of research projects centered on learning among adults, especially members of economically vulnerable and socially excluded populations. Our research focuses on literacy, digital literacy and second language learning in diverse workplace, educational, and community settings, often involving the development or use of state-of-the-art educational technologies and content. Subscribe to the 21C LENS blog to learn about the new 21st Century Learning Ecosystem Opportunities research project.
New America’s ShiftLabs program partners with communities to diagnose automation risk to the working population. The program then works, in collaboration with local community leaders, to identify and/or develop pilot programs, services, or technologies to address automation risk and connect workers to emerging opportunities.
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