Raise the Bar: Unlocking Career Success, USDOE


In November 2022, the U.S. Department of Education launched the Raise the Bar: Unlocking Career Success, a Biden-Harris Administration initiative to increase and expand access to high-quality training programs to help young Americans pursue jobs in high-demand fields and be prepared for careers of the future.

The 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.

This interagency initiative brings together the U.S. Departments of Education, Labor, and Commerce to jointly support public and private sector leaders, government agencies, and other community-based organizations to help students earn postsecondary degrees and industry credentials that employers need, and the economy demands.

The USDOE offers a collection of practical tools and resources to help implement the Unlocking Career Success initiative: case studies, funding opportunities, and tools.




Resources - Raise the Bar - Unlocking Career Success (ed.gov)



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