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Nastassia Scott: New Skills, New Job, and a Renewed Opportunity

This is an interview with a graduate Pathways to Manufacturing Initiative. The Pathway to Manufacturing Initiative is supported by a grant from the National Fund for Workforce Solutions and Jobs for the Future under the Youth Industry Partnership Initiative (YIPI).

Lacey Bowman: Accelerating to College and Career Success

Accelerate TEXAS programs integrate basic skills with career and technical pathways to help adult students acquire skills and certificates in high-demand occupations. Here is a success story of one welder who graduated from Victoria College's Accelerate TEXAS program.

Yolonda Morrison: 11 Tons of Opportunity

The National Fund for Workforce Solutions provides sector-based workforce training programs for jobs in regional demand. Here's a story of a participant in Boeing's on-the-job training program for manufacturing.

Patrick Cofield: Never Too Old for Learning

Accelerate TEXAS programs integrate basic skills with career and technical pathways to help adult students acquire skills and certificates in high-demand occupations. Here is a success story of one welder who graduated from Lone Star College's Accelerate TEXAS program.

Doralee Ortez: Native-American Nurses "Break Through" Basic Ed Barrier

Breaking Through is a multiyear demonstration project that promotes and strengthens the efforts of 41 innovative community colleges (including 6 tribal colleges) to help low-literacy adults prepare for and succeed in occupational and technical degree programs. Here is a success story from the Breaking Through program at Northwest Indian College in Bellingham, WA.

Craig Furtick: Making a Difference as a Teacher

JFF programs and partners help low-skilled workers gain the experience, credentials, and confidence to improve their economic opportunity. Here is one story of how a teacher's practice has become more enriched and enables him to help adult students find pathways to careers through the Accelerating Opportunity initiative.

Cierra Swopes: The Student Becomes the Teacher

Early college high schools blend high school and college coursework in a rigorous yet supportive program, putting students on a clear path to college success by high school graduation. The schools are designed so that low-income youth, first-generation college goers, English language learners, students of color, and other young people underrepresented in higher education can simultaneously earn a high school diploma and at least a semester of transferrable college credit—tuition free. Here is a success story from a Dayton Early College Academy graduate, who now teaches at the same school.

Brittany WIlliams: Fate Leads to "ANEW" Opportunity

JFF programs and partners help low-skilled workers gain the experience, credentials, and confidence to improve their economic opportunity. Here is one story of a hard-working American doing just that with the help of ANEW, a GreenWays-funded pre-apprenticeship program in Seattle, Washington.

Aaron Dale: Disconnected Youth Get Second Chance to "X-Cel" in College

JFF programs and partners help low-skilled workers gain the experience, credentials, and confidence to improve their economic opportunity. Here is one story of a hard-working American doing just that with the help of X-Cel Adult Education, a Postsecondary Success Initiative-supported program in Boston, Massachusetts.

Erin Chavez: Finding a Lifelong Career through Accelerating Opportunity

Accelerating Opportunity increases the number of adults with low basic skills who enter postsecondary education and quickly earn credentials that lead to high-demand, living-wage jobs. Here is how Erin Chavez became very much involved in the Accelerating Opportunity program at her college where she is on her way to receiving her RN degree.

Joel Perez: Manufacturing Pathway Leads to Brighter Future for Accelerating Opportunity

Accelerating Opportunity increases the number of adults with low basic skills who enter postsecondary education and quickly earn credentials that lead to high-demand, living-wage jobs. Through a strong regional network established through Accelerating Opportunity, see how Joel Perez was able to use his faculty connections to secure a full time job with a local manufacturer upon graduation.

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