Technology Testing for Adult Learning & Employment

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Technology Testing for Adult Learning & Employment

The Employment Technology Fund (ETF) was launched in 2017 through the joint efforts of the Walmart, Joyce, Kellogg, and Rockefeller Foundations to advance economic mobility for lower-skilled, low-wage workers through targeted investments in the development of technology tools for education, training, and employment.

Through funding from Walmart, the EdTech Center @ World Education ensures maximum impact for the ETF investments through four main strategies:
● advising developers of ETF-funded tools on tool adaptations to better serve low-income adults,
● field testing the tools to identify the most promising tools and practices,
● broadly disseminating effective employment technology products and practices, including developing a searchable, online Employment Technology Tool Resource repository for vetted tools and promising practices.

The EdTech Center aims to field test the following tools between August 2017 and March 2018: Cell-Ed, Northstar Digital Literacy Assessment, SkillSmart, Signal Vine, and Nepris. Read about initial field tests in the blog, “How Tech Can Bridge the Employment Opportunity Gap.”

 

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September 12, 2017

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