According to a recent report by the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation and the Aspen Institute’s Manufacturing and Society in the 21st Century program, manufacturing is still the greatest wealth-creating tool in the United States.
In partnership with Communities In Schools and StriveTogether, IEL's Coalition for Community Schools announced four communities that will receive a combined $3.75 million to implement student-centered blueprints for learning through the joint initiative, Together for Students.
In tandem with our new strategic plan, IEL recently launched the Rise Up for Equity campaign to support leadership development, workforce development, disability rights, and communities of practice
In October we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month to highlight that people with disabilities CAN and WANT to work. This year’s theme is "America’s Workforce: Empowering All."
IEL's newest grant to support its Right Turn Career-Focused Transition Initiative just started working in five communities, with a particular focus on apprenticeships and pre-apprenticeships for youth involved in the juvenile or criminal justice systems.