Digital Badging and 21st Century Skills
As part of the LaunchPath software platform, the Foundation developed digital badges that were awarded during work-based learning experiences. The Foundation and the New World of Work initiative, with support from the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship, had developed a set of ten 21st Century Skills badges integrated within the LaunchPath platform which are awarded based on skills identified by the New World of Work initiative, including adaptability, digital fluency, and self- awareness.
Early Care and Education Pathways to Success
Early Care and Education Pathways to Success (ECEPTS) works to advance the rigorous professional development and economic well-being of the Early Care and Education (ECE) workforce so that all children can receive the full benefits of their early learning and care experiences.
Here to Career Mobile Application
The Here to Career mobile app provided families and potential students with access to information about California Community College education opportunities and raised awareness about careers that can increase earning potential and provide improved economic prosperity for the entire family. The project launched with a pilot in the Inland Empire focused on serving low- income Latino families, and expanded to regions throughout the state.
LaunchPath Work-Based Learning Management Tool
LaunchPath was an online tool that used comprehensive data systems and analytics to connect employers with students for internships and jobs, and also helped schools schedule work-based learning activities for groups of students. The matching and badging platform identified students with the right interests and experiences and simplified the process for creating beneficial work-based learning experiences.
NSF Alliance for Innovation
The Foundation partnered with the National Science Foundation to support hands-on research experiences for Community College students pursuing STEM education and encourage students underrepresented in STEM fields to complete their education and pursue a career.