Preparing Adult Learners for the Future of Work
Approximately 36 million U.S. workers lack the basic literacy, numeracy and digital skills needed to thrive in today’s workforce. Many of these workers are employed in low-wage jobs and face limited career potential. ISTE’s SkillRise initiative seeks to change this by bringing together best practices from workforce development, adult basic education and education technology to help adult learning organizations upskill workers, preparing them for the careers of today and tomorrow. SkillRise provides resources that support the planning, implementation and sustainability of edtech solutions for such learning – these resources include:
- Framework: Articulates best practices and guidance for improving adult education and training programs with education technology.
- Course: A free, facilitated online professional development course provides in-depth training to implement the framework practices.
- Podcasts: The Upskill with Edtech podcast series explores how to use digital tools to support career advancement and lifelong learning.