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2021: Teamwork, Completion Grants, and Workforce Readiness
The University Innovation Alliance continues to review its 2021 accomplishments. This blog focuses on the Completion Grants program and Bridging the Gap From Education to Employment, an initiative that helps graduates transition from college to the current job market.
Maria Flynn, The Innovating Together Podcast
Maria Flynn, President and CEO of Jobs for the Future, discusses connecting college graduates with employment opportunities, the skills required in an evolving career marketplace, and the challenges of scaling a nonprofit within a volatile ecosystem.
Innovative New Working Group

Great news! We’ve officially kicked off recruiting for a new national Employer Working Group (EWG) as a part of our college-to-career pathway initiative, Bridging the Gap from Education to Employment (BGEE). Launching this summer, this innovative working group will be comprised of over 25 diverse employers selected through a highly competitive process.

Close College Work Gap

PORTLAND, Ore., March 1, 2019 / PRNewswire/ -- The University Innovation Alliance (UIA) today announced that it has received a $2.4 million grant from Strada Education Network to identify, test, and scale strategies to improve undergraduate career readiness for at-risk students through an unprecedented collaboration among several of the nation's largest research universities.

This year’s Hispanic Heritage Month marks the 25th anniversary of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. To celebrate, the White House has recognized institutions that serve as benchmark programs of innovation and effectiveness for increasing college participation and completion rates for Latina and Latino students. Take a look at the innovative programs four UIA universities are being recognized for—these could end up on other UIA campuses soon!

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