Education for Job Readiness

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Many students are finding success with technical training.

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 Opportunity

The Ford Family Foundation has issued a Request for Proposal for projects and programs that encourage the education and preparation of rural residents as they transition from high school and prepare for work. The application opens at 8 a.m. January 16, 2017, and the deadline is 12 noon, February 28, 2017. Learn more »

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