Key Initiative

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.


Stakeholder Group(s)
Schools (K-12)

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