June 1, 2023
The US Department of Education’s Career Z Challenge will allow more students to get college credit, apprenticeships, and industry credentials. The Career Z Challenge, which launched in April 2023, highlights innovative efforts to provide real-world learning to high school students. It is part of an initiative launched in fall 2022 called “Raise the Bar: Unlocking Career Success” aimed at helping prepare students to fill millions of jobs as they graduate high school. The administration wants to scale up apprenticeship programs in high schools, particularly in rural areas where students struggle to find lucrative careers and companies often have difficulty finding skilled workers. Finalists will receive a portion of $2.5 million in funding to help guide the Department’s efforts to expand sustainable, high-quality programs nationally. The Department will reward new work-based learning programs and expansions of existing ones.
Deadline: Registration will close on June 7, 2023.