Extending Equity into the Digital Workforce

Extending Equity into the Digital Workforce is a 4-year, US Department of Education-funded project that aims to increase readiness for IT careers among low-income youth, first-generation college enrollers, racially and ethnically diverse students, and other underrepresented populations in information technologies.

Key Objectives:

  1. increase school infrastructures to support an online IT Career Pathway in all 20 NM ECHSs;
  2. increase the availability of the online pathway for 125 incoming 9th grade students annually at a minimum, and all 9th through 12th grade students who wish to enroll;
  3. provide career-infused Algebra 1 and Geometry curricula as a foundation for the IT pathway, increasing student math scores by 20%; and
  4. increase participation and presence of 30 businesses through videotaped presentations, mentor/mentee relationships, capstone projects, and virtual and onsite work-based learning opportunities.

At the core of the project is the development and deployment of a 100% virtual career pathway in information technologies, to be available through students through New Mexico’s early college high schools initially and then to all students.

 

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Read the Project Abstract

Project Overview Presentation

Federal Project Award Number: S411B210027

Project Director: David Bowman, REC-1 Executive Director

(Note: This page will undergo updates as the project starts up.)