Perspectives

Episode 107 – Accelerating Opportunity Model


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This program focuses on the link between educational credentials and future earning potential for students. Guests on the program describe an initiative called, Accelerating Opportunity, which is designed to advance the credentials of underprepared students with the objective of increasing their preparedness for careers that could increase their earning potential. Our discussion is centered on a recently released report, titled “New Evidence on Integrated Career Pathways: Final Impact Report for Accelerating Opportunity,” from the Urban Institute. Guests on the program include: Dr. Barbara Endel, Senior Director of Jobs for the Future, who led the Accelerating Opportunity initiative, Monty Sullivan, President of the Louisiana Community & Technical College System in Baton Rouge, LA, and Peggy Heinrich, Interim Vice President of Teaching, Learning, and Student Development at Elgin Community College.