This is the Age of Agility

To thrive in the future workforce, both employers and employees need to get comfortable with uncertainty. Rapidly changing technology is shifting the way we work and the skills required to achieve success.

Today’s economy calls for us to embrace flexibility, to commit to a lifetime of learning, and to creatively approach problem-solving. Simply put, today’s economy pushes us to be agile; the economy of the future demands it.

Unfortunately, our education system is behind the curve in preparing students for the new Age of Agility. Without profound and rapid changes to how we educate our children, this nation faces the real possibility of falling behind countries with more nimble and more innovative education systems. It is time for our communities – business leaders, education experts, and policymakers – to confront the skills gap and help reshape education-to-employment pathways. It is going to take all of us, working together, to successfully navigate the future of work.

Age of Agility Initiative

The Age of Agility is an initiative of America Succeeds. Our goal is to build more responsive and agile education systems across the country.

Age of Agility Report

The Fall 2017 report calls attention to the seismic shifts underway in education-to-employment pathways within today’s competitive global economy.

National Agility Tour

The Age of Agility National Tour launched in April 2018 and more than 1,200 attendees participated in ten events across the country. Learn more about the events.

Agility Alliance

The Agility Alliance is comprised of leaders committed to modernizing education and workforce training pathways. Join the movement.

Agility Thriving Report

America Succeeds analyzes education system responses to the COVID-19 pandemic to offer lessons and promising practices for replicating agility within schools.

The Age of Agility means resilience, a comfortableness with change, and real curiosity to be a life-long learner.
Gretchen StroudHilton
The Age of Agility means a workforce that not only has the technical skills that industry needs, but also the 21st-century skills—such as critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and teamwork.
Dr. Angela HemingwayIdaho STEM Action Center
The Age of Agility means looking at challenges and opportunities as the same thing.
Tyler NottbergU.S. Engineering