On May 16th, the inaugural meeting began the first step forward for the Education to Career (E2C) Coalition. Focused on creating a bridge between education to employment, this coalition is being spearheaded by educational and workforce leaders Adonica Pelichet Duggan, Trey Godfrey, Dustin LaFont, and Tonnisha Ellis.
In the vision, education is a never-ceasing opportunity for people of all ages to advance themselves in the pursuit of success and prosperity. By creating a coalition of practitioners, funders, and policymakers, E2C aspires to create a more accessible pipeline of access to education and work opportunities for everyone in the Greater Baton Rouge community and beyond.
Education to Career (E2C) Aspirational statement
Build a culture of quality instruction, lifelong learning, and equitable access to opportunity that make success and prosperity inevitable
This aspirational statement works to unite the coalition to a common north star. With Collective Impact 3.0, the coalition will work cross-sector between education, nonprofit, government, secondary schools, workforce development, and private sectors to address the needs and opportunities in the lifelong pursuit of learning.
Education to Career (E2C) Goals
Create a culture that values literacy and increases literacy rates.
Increase equitable access to safe learning spaces that encourage joy for learning at any level
Expand awareness and access to early childhood education
Increase opportunities for continuous learning
With the goals, four working groups are formed: Equity/Access (in access to jobs & education), Schools as community hubs/centers, Bridging the gap: education and industry, and Community Outreach (Events).
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