America Succeeds Annual Report

In 2023, America Succeeds continued its unwavering commitment to engaging business leaders in transforming education systems, championing equity, and fostering opportunities for every student to be prepared for the ever-changing workforce. This year marked a critical juncture where the intersection of education and workforce challenges faced continued disruptions. Through collaborative efforts, a growing coalition of supporters, and strategic initiatives, we were able to deepen our impact.

Most notably, this year was marked by the completion of our Durable Skills Advantage Framework, grounded in our 2021 research findings that a common lexicon was needed to ensure all individuals have opportunities to unlock success. The development of this resource marked a milestone in our journey and set the stage for opportunities to continue transforming pathways from education to the workforce. 

This Impact Report encapsulates the achievements, dedication, and opportunities that lie ahead as we continue working towards a brighter future for all. 

Speaking Engagements & Media 2023

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2023 Highlights

The Durable Skills Advantage Framework

In 2019, America Succeeds, in collaboration with Emsi Burning Glass, analyzed 82 million job postings from 2019-2020, confirming the importance of Durable Skills and advocating for a standardized lexicon to enhance opportunities for success. Partnering with CompTIA, we developed the Durable Skills Advantage Framework through iterative phases involving input from experts, businesses, educators, and stakeholders. The Framework reflects comprehensive research and feedback, offering both a Starter Edition and a full version adaptable for diverse applications. This tool aims to revolutionize education and workforce development by fostering individual potential and facilitating access to sustainable careers.

America Succeeds & Indiana Department of Education Collaborate to Ensure Student Workforce Readiness

Throughout 2023, America Succeeds partnered with the Indiana Department of Education (INDoE) for their Employability Skills Implementation Initiative (ESII), part of a larger effort from the department to ensure students are better prepared for their careers. Through a combination of state and federal funding, Indiana launched the ESII incentive grant program for K-12 districts and schools to develop ways for integrating employability skills (Durable Skills) into their instruction and curriculum. 58 schools and districts participated.