Student Success Stories from the Shifting Gears Initiative

May 24, 2011 | CLASP

Shifting Gears is an initiative to promote economic growth in the Midwest by improving the education and skills training of the workforce in five states ― Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. These states are strengthening connections between education and training systems to make sure that low-skilled adults gain the education and skills they need to get a good job with the potential for career advancement. CLASP manages the initiative, which is supported by the Joyce Foundation. Read more >>

The map links to testimonials from students and staff about how programs developed under the Shifting Gears initiative have enabled adults to access postsecondary education, upgrade their skills, and obtain better family-sustaining jobs. To learn more about the policies that each state is pursuing under the initiative, visit the Shifting Gears web site.

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