What career skills you need, how to get them, and why they're important
The Work ED blog
Stay up to date on the latest takes on learning enrichment and how to connect industry and education.
- What is career readiness?
- The Future is Now: Preparing Students for the Drone Revolution
Why drones make great afterschool programs
- How to teach soft skills in afterschool and enrichment programs
Soft skills help young people get hired. This is how to use afterschool and enrichment programs to teach soft skills.
- Why esports afterschool programs can be great for soft skill development
Esports afterschool programs can be so much more than playing video games.
- A guide to AI tools in schools—and whether AI is good for students
Is AI in schools a good thing? We take a look at how educators can use AI in classrooms responsibly.
- Is cybersecurity a good career choice? A guide to whether your skills and interests make cybersecurity right for you
Cybersecurity is in demand and will only grow more important—but is it the right career for you?
- A guide to using problem-based learning in schools
Problem-based learning puts the emphasis on students using their creativity to solve challenges. Here's a quick guide on how to use PBL.
- How educators can use career technical education to create opportunities for youth
Career technical education is an effective framework for educators to give youth the skills and spark they need to thrive in the real world.
- What are the benefits of afterschool programs? A guide for parents
A handy guide to help parents and caregivers to find the best afterschool program for their child.
- Work-based learning: a guide for educators
What are work-based learning programs and how can educators help people make the most of them?
- Social and Emotional Learning: a guide for educators
Social and emotional learning is a framework educators can adopt that takes a holistic approach to personal development and helps strengthen communities.
- How educators can help fix the U.S. skills gap and give youth opportunities to thrive
What can educators and industry professionals do to fix the U.S. skills gap—and give opportunities to youth across the nation.
- How to use ESSER for afterschool programs
A guide for how to use ESSER funding to address learning loss through afterschool and enrichment programs.
- Funding for Afterschool in California: ELO-P Explained
ELO-P provides record funding for expanded learning in California. Let's break it down.
- Why the skills gap matters for industry—and America
We ask what are the impacts of the U.S. skills gap on industry and what effects the skills gap could have on America
- ESSER funding: your guide to what’s available, how to use it, and how we can help
In this post, we’ll break down what ESSER funding can be used for (a lot!), when it has to be used by, how school districts can put it towards afterschool & out-of-school programs, and how Work ED can help school districts get the most out of ESSER.
- Fixing the U.S. Skills Gap
A 3-part series covering what the U.S. skills gap is, why the skills gap matters for youth and for the U.S., and how we can fix the skills gap.
- Externships: What they are and why they’re important for career success
Externships: lesser known than internships but just as useful, and easier to access
- Is student debt worth it?
Why young people need to be more informed before taking on student debt and seeking the “college experience”
- Why students need work-based learning
How can work-based learning programs help prepare students for the workforce and reduce skills gaps?
- Soft skills in the information age
How can students become future-proof by focusing on the soft skills employers are looking for?
- Cybersecurity workforce gaps
How do we increase cybersecurity education in the United States to prepare students for cybersecurity careers?
- Certifications and micro-credentials are disrupting higher education
Are industry certifications and micro-credentials quality alternatives to higher education degrees?
- Equitable pathways to upward mobility
How can students prepare for careers without putting them into financial ruin?
Join the movement
Whether you're a student, educator, or professional looking to join the cause, we want o hear from you!
Simply fill in your details and you'll hear back from us.
Let's create more opportunities for young people to enter high-earning careers.