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Solutions to America’s biggest problems are emerging all around us. See the inspiring leaders behind them, and how their bottom-up approaches are transforming people’s lives.

Future of Work

Every person has gifts and potential. Shifting how our country empowers people in the workplace is key to unlocking them to the benefit of individuals, employers, and society as a whole.

Collage of a person filling out a college application and other people 2 stories show what happens when we stop relying on college degrees

LaShana Lewis and Brandy Grace were very qualified, but not having a college degree held them back. 

A group of people celebrate together in a hallway. Finding a job is good. Loving that job? Even better.

Some people believe a fulfilling job is out of their reach. It’s not true.

A collage two photos side-by-side: One shows a student holding a degree in their hand. The othershows a person hammering a nail into a piece of wood. Our approach to higher education could use a reset. Here’s how.

We need a system of lifelong learning that aligns with the needs of both students and employers.

A collage of people sitting in chairs speaking during a conference. Employees aren’t finding purpose at work. These 3 big ideas would help

Three simple changes would build a system where people and businesses reach their full potential.

A student learns as part of an apprenticeship model. Hiring can be frustrating. Apprenticeships can make it easy.

Apprenticeships aren’t just for the trades. Innovators are expanding this proven talent-sourcing method.

Three people sit together collaborating with notebooks. How did the Golden State Warriors win 4 titles? They prioritized this.

Companies and employees benefit when there’s robust job mobility that focuses on employees’ aptitudes, not credentials.

A man climbs up a ladder Fulfillment or a higher salary? This group says both are possible.

Many Americans are stuck in a cycle of low-wage work. Merit America is offering a ladder up.

People working together. Skills-based hiring works, but hiring based on skills and strengths is even better

Factoring strengths and aptitudes into hiring decisions is a win-win for employees and businesses.

Two graduates of programs supported by Education Design Lab Education isn’t keeping up with modern jobs. This nonprofit has a fix.

Students, employers, and schools work together at Education Design Lab to forge a new path.

Todd Rose and Mike Rowe pictured together Is college necessary for success? Todd Rose and Mike Rowe discuss

Our education system is at a crossroads. Why rethinking college could be the answer.  

How Do We Improve The Future of The Workforce? The future of the workforce can be amazing if we make this one change 

When hirers focus on aptitudes and skills, a flood of untapped workers will be unleashed. 

Why More States Are Adopting Skills-Based Hiring Practices More states adopting skills-based hiring practices. Here's why.

New policies encourage employers to empower job seekers to reach their full potential.

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