Raise the Bar: Unlocking Career Success, USDOE
In November 2022, the U.S. Department of Education announced the launch of Raise the Bar: Unlocking Career Success, a Biden-Harris Administration initiative supported by the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Labor to increase and expand access to high-quality training programs to help young Americans pursue jobs in today’s in-demand fields, and be prepared for careers of the future.
This effort unites key federal agencies to strengthen the connection between K-12 education, postsecondary education, and workforce programs. With the support of the $120 billion dollars dedicated to K-12 education in the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and Perkins funding, the Administration is working to ensure the next generation is building the skills necessary to fill high-paying jobs like those created by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and CHIPS and Science Act. This includes expanding access to skills-based learning and training pathways, like Registered Apprenticeships in key industries such as advanced manufacturing, automotive, and cybersecurity.
Associated Building BlocksAlliances & Intermediaries Credentials & Providers Career Navigation Employers & Workforce Policy
Stakeholder Group(s)Schools (K-12)
Request an Edit
Have something to add or refine? Your input in this work matters greatly and we look forward to reviewing your additions.