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Dear partners and innovators, 

Did you miss us at the ASU+GSV Summit earlier this month?

You can find links to YouTube recordings from three of our sessions (along with other session materials) on our summit page.

We also invite you to join our webinar on Friday, April 22, at 2:15 p.m. EST. The Lab will share what we learned from the employers, ed tech entrepreneurs, and college administrators who participated in the "Designing the New Skills-Based Economy" workshop we facilitated on April 5 in San Diego. We'll discuss themes ... gaps ... and what's next!

For some background reading: Our recent Skills Visibility paper provides a vision and urgent call to action for how we might reinvent the talent ecosystem from the (l)earner perspective. 

Register for the webinar
Federal funding opportunity

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), recently announced the availability of $226.5 million in American Rescue Plan funding to launch a Community Health Worker Training Program. The department plans to award about 75 grants of up to $3 million each. The deadline to apply is June 14.  As an example, we share this micro-pathway the Lab co-designed with CUNY LaGuardia Community College, which leads to a career as a Community Health Worker. 
Learn more about the grants

BRIDGES Rural at College of Eastern Idaho

Our BRIDGES Rural team is in Idaho this week, attending the Construction Combine hosted by College of Eastern Idaho. Students work alongside experienced contractors to learn framing, drywall, concrete, and more skills on the first day of the combine. On the second day, they build sheds that will be donated to community causes. 

Catch up with the latest from BRIDGES Rural:

Rural Matters Podcast: The Incredible Work of Education Design Lab & Partners (Ascendium Part III) with Leslie Daugherty, Kathy Temple-Miller, Dana Cotton, and Joe Davis. ( Listen now ) 

April 27 webinar: Building Bridges to Workforce Development in Florida's Rural Communities 
Featuring Leslie Daugherty, Senior Education Designer at the Lab. Co-hosted by Florida College Access Network and the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations. Wednesday, April 27, 3 to 4:30 p.m. EST. ( Register now )

Where we're going next:

1.  April 20-22: College of Eastern Idaho, Driggs and Idaho Falls, ID
2.  April 24-27: Rural College Access and Success Summit, Scottsdale, AZ
3.  May 3-5: Washington State Community College and Zane State Community College in Cambridge, Marietta, and Zanesville, OH
4.  May 12-13: Finger Lakes Community College, Canandaigua, NY
5.  May 24-25: Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor and Katahdin region, ME
6.  June 7-8: Horizons Jobs for the Future (JFF) national summit, New Orleans, LA

Be sure to follow our spring tour with @BRIDGESRural on Twitter. We use #LabOnTheGo to share photos on the road. 

We're hiring!
The Lab is hiring (and remote friendly). Come grow with us!
  • (2) Education Design Interns
  • (2) Instructional Designers, XCredit
  • Social Media + Community Specialist
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