Equitable Access to Careers for All Students

Equity in the workplace starts with equitable education that leads to occupations that offer fair treatment in access, opportunity, and advancement for everyone. This includes identifying and working to eliminate barriers to fair treatment for disadvantaged groups from an individual level through systemic changes in organizations and industries. In order to achieve equity, we first […]

Close the Gap Between Education and Industry

At the end of 2021, employers were struggling to fill 10.9 million open roles. This hiring gap is due, in part, to new graduates not having the right technical skills for available opportunities. As educators, successfully ensuring the transition from school to career for students can be daunting, especially when some students lack the opportunities […]

Equity: In Education and Careers

When equity is introduced into career-focused learning, dreams can take shape. Every student can now begin to envision their ideal job, begin considering the new possibilities they have for work, and begin developing academic and career pathways that take them forward. Equity that begins with career education becomes an equalizing educational experience. We’ve come a long […]

Webinar: Career-Connected Learning

Career-connected learning is a growing and proven model of career readiness. By creating a culture of opportunities that connect learning to careers, educators can establish a sustainable future that closes the equity gap, improves performance, and enhances community collaboration.  NS4ed supports a career-connected learning model that combines career exploration, academic learning, and awareness of high-value […]

Summer Learning Supports

At NS4ed, we too are concerned about the unfinished learning that our nation’s students are struggling with due to the pandemic. The crisis of unfinished learning today suggests that our students may earn $49,000 to $61,000 less over their lifetime1. The lasting impact is even greater for historically disadvantaged students.   Support for Summer Learning Programs […]

Sample Labor Market Analysis Report

Address unmet needs, improve CTE programs, and maintain an adequately skilled workforce for your region. A labor market analysis report provides you with the resources and tools necessary to understand your current and future labor market profile.  How quickly can you identify the high-value career clusters and high-value occupations in your region? NS4ed creates custom labor market […]

P2C Curriculum Pilot Study

The Pathway2Careers™ curriculum focuses on the intersection of the workplace and education, preparing all students for successful, lifelong careers. By providing equal opportunities and access to all students, NS4ed strives to close the performance gap and ensure equal opportunities for everyone. This curriculum was initially released for supplemental use in a pilot phase to teachers […]

Investing in Student Pathways

Investing in Student Pathways to Strengthen Local Economies Education leaders must close the equity gap. It is an urgent economic, social, and moral imperative for our nation’s future success. When educators make data-informed decisions based on their regional needs, we will start to address systematically the equity gap in education. To make changes that truly […]

How to Improve Attitudes on Math Learning

Career-Focused Mathematics Instruction It is a widely known fact that many students begin developing a negative attitude toward mathematics instruction at a young age, some as early as elementary school. In 2019, only 34% of eigth-grade public-school students were performing at or above a “proficient” level in math. It’s possible that a solution to the […]