By Victoria Neff
Last night, World Education team members attended MIT’s Inclusive Innovation Challenge Gala to cheer on CareAcademy, the grand prize winner in the Skill Development and Opportunity Matching category.
CareAcademy was recognized for improving the future of healthcare through mobile upskilling and professional development for caregivers. The company provides innovative mobile learning, certification, employment, and career advancement opportunities for millions of workers to improve the quality of care. Event attendees learned more about CareAcademy’s work through video.
The Challenge, which recognizes innovative organizations transforming the future of work, received more than 1,500 applicants from around the world. Winning organizations exemplify scalable, working, solutions that broaden opportunity and harness technology to include more people in the digital economy.
World Education is working with CareAcademy through a partnership with the Employment Technology Fund, a social impact investment fund that targets innovative tech-based solutions that train, upskill, or improve access to lower-income adults struggling to find meaningful employment. As part of the partnership, World Education is piloting and field testing CareAcademy’s mobile solution in Massachusetts to help the company develop blended models of instruction for certifying frontline health care assistants. The field testing is made possible through the Technology Testing for Adult Learning & Employment grants, funded by Walmart and Walmart Foundation.
To watch Care Academy’s win: https://www.facebook.com/MITInclusiveInnovationChallenge/
“We couldn’t be any more proud and thrilled for our partner, CareAcademy. CareAcademy is positioned to reach, train, and move millions of frontline healthcare workers onto a career ladder to higher wage work. This will also improve healthcare in our country as many of CareAcademy’s students are women, immigrants, and people of color who understand the cultures, experiences, and languages of our increasingly diverse country.” Alison Ascher Webber, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the EdTech Center @ World Education.
Congratulations to the Care Academy team!