Education for Job Readiness
Learning for employment
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A four-year college degree is not the only path to employment opportunities following high school. Many students are finding success with technical training, apprenticeships, job skills programs and community college degrees. Likewise, many rural communities are focusing on the development of education-to-career pathways in support of developing the workforce of tomorrow.
The Ford Family Foundation is expanding its commitment to developing successful citizens by investing in projects and programs that support rural residents’ continued education after high school and preparing them for work. This new area focuses on supporting the development of education-to-career pathways in rural communities. It employs strategies that support student success in non-bachelor-degree postsecondary programs, including an awareness of the connection between education and career opportunities beyond high school and persistence and completion in postsecondary programs.
Current FUNDING Opportunities
Please call the The Ford Family Foundation Postsecondary Success department, (541) 485-6211.