The natural gas industry is a growing field that actively seeks local workers with knowledge of gas exploration and development. To aid in these efforts of creating a qualified workforce, ShaleNET combines the forces of the natural gas industry, training providers, and the public workforce system. ShaleNET aims to employ low-income, local workers in the Marcellus Shale formation region of New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
Based in Los Gatos, California, Encore is an online education startup seeking to reform education and expand employment opportunities.
The Rifle Chamber of Commerce's Leaders for Readers program, where community leaders visit preschool classrooms twice a month to read aloud to students, has served as the inspiration for larger national literacy programs across the state of Colorado.
Microsoft®, a company well known for its dedication to improving U.S. education, has expanded its efforts through its search engine Bing™. In Microsoft’s partnership with Creative Artists Agency, GOOD, Staple Design, Task Force, and Roadtrip Nation, Bing REDU was created.
Comcast recognizes that one of the most crucial skill sets needed for success in the 21st century is an in-depth knowledge of computers and other technological tools.