Strada Education Awards $2.3 Million to Upskill Adult Learners

Strada Education Awards $2.3 Million to Upskill Adult Learners

The National Governors Association and Strada Education Network have announced $2.3 million in funding and other assistance in support of the Educate for Opportunity project.

Through the project, teams in Minnesota, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Wyoming will receive $100,000 each over the next eighteen months as well as access to state-specific data from the Strada-Gallup Education Consumer Survey — a unique data set comprised of interviews from more than 330,000 individuals of various backgrounds and education levels — in support of their efforts to upskill adult learners.

According to Strada, forty-two states have set postsecondary educational attainment goals, but only 47.6 percent of adults between the ages of 25 and 64 have earned a credential beyond high school.

"Our partnership with the NGA on this grant is an example of Strada's mission in action," said Strada's executive vice president for national engagement and philanthropy, Carol D'Amico. "Consumer insights data has reshaped and innovated some of our nation's biggest industries. With the right sets of data — and thought partnership to apply it — we believe consumer insights can have the same effect for the connections among education, training, and work in state policy. We look forward to partnering with these innovative states to help millions of people at risk of getting left behind without the benefit of education and training designed to move them up the career and wage ladder."

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