Key Initiative

The Brookings Institution’s Earn-and-Learn Project

The Earn-and-Learn project is building an ongoing community of practice across states, starting with three delegations from Colorado, Indiana, and Alabama. These delegations include a diverse range of key decision-makers and implementers, such as representatives from state legislatures, state governor’s offices, employer organizations, chambers of commerce, higher education, career and technical education, K-12, local program implementers, and intermediaries.

Each convening is co-designed with the hosting delegation to increase cross-state learning, enhance alignment across states, document progress and encourage collaborative problem solving.

Examples of topics being shared include how state leadership is building sophisticated systems for quality, demand-driven competency-based education pathways; bachelor’s degree apprenticeship in early childhood education; and work-based learning and apprenticeship program in various states.

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