We’re here to make sure students get the education and training they need for a lifetime of career success. Welcome to the future of economic strength and equitable employment.
Careers start here. Career Academies gives students hands-on experience and skills they will really use in their everyday lives. Now that’s a lesson plan.
By 2020, three-quarters of all jobs will require postsecondary education. It’s our job to make sure students get the education and experience they need to succeed.
Making the Grade
Closing the Gap
Minnesota has an 18% disparity in graduation rates between white and black students, among the worst gaps in the country.
Responding to Industry Demand
By the year 2024, Minnesota is projected to have 400,000 unfilled jobs; 63% of which will require some postsecondary education.
Building on a National Model for Career Success
The most comprehensive of its kind in Minnesota, Career Academies is designed after successful career pathway models being implemented across 14 states nationwide.
Beyond the Typical High School Experience
Students participate in integrated academic and technical courses in their chosen career field with opportunities to earn college credit and gain valuable work experience.
United Way is building a collective movement of educators, employers, government and community organizations dedicated to designing an educational experience that will prepare students for jobs to strengthen our region, economically and equitably.