America Succeeds Annual Report

America Succeeds believes business leaders have the opportunity, obligation, and capacity to ensure every student is prepared to compete in the global economy and contribute to their local community. This idea has been central to our work since the organization’s founding in 2014 and it felt even more urgent in 2022. This is a moment when education and workforce issues are not only top of mind for employers, but parents, families, learners, and workers navigating ongoing disruptions and hard realities.

Building on the Equity in Education and Durable Skills initiatives launched in 2021, this year America Succeeds focused on turning employer demand for fundamental workforce skills and expanded diversity, equity, and inclusion into broader actions to transform the talent pipeline for the mutual benefit of learners, employers, and their communities.

This Impact Report shines a light on the paths we boldly moved forward in 2022.

Speaking Engagements & Media 2022

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2022 Highlights

Durable Skills

This past year, America Succeeds launched the Durable Skills website, presenting data and analysis regarding Durable Skills for all 50 states plus DC, Guam, and Puerto Rico and state-level college- and career-ready standards, work-based learning frameworks, and high school graduation requirements through an informative and actionable experience for users.

The website’s foundation is the unique Durable Skills analysis pioneered by America Succeeds and Lightcast (formerly Emsi Burning Glass). This combination of data and analysis is a differentiator among publicly available resources for policymakers, advocates, and business leaders.

CompTIA & America Succeeds Commit to Building a Durable Skills Assessment

In April 2022, America Succeeds and CompTIA joined together in a new effort to equitably evaluate the Durable Skills that lead to success and achievement in the 21st Century workforce.

The first step we’re taking is: building a Durable Skills rubric.