At the Readiness Institute we are partnering with educators, industry leaders, and community leaders to build year-round experiential activities that prepare learners for future careers and civic contribution. We strive to:
- Educate the whole person so learners have opportunities to explore their understanding of themselves through social and emotional development.
- Recruit and empower diverse educators to teach in diverse settings, trusting them to discover the most effective ways to help learners succeed.
- Create complementary expertise and learning to address the skewed and arbitrary relationship between education, industry, and the larger community. The goal is to become nimbler and more collaborative to establish a more complete learning and career pathway for the region’s young adults.
- Partner with employers to protect the dignity of workers and reformulate the employer-employee relationship in ways that celebrate human ingenuity while addressing new forces facing the global economy.
- Redefine the role of the learner in a way that prioritizes rigor and relevance through project-based and real-world experiences.
- Design community-based learning so the valued jobs of the future are available and attainable, empowering Pittsburghers to carve out their own pathways to career success.
- Reimagine civic education and participation by rebuilding faith in our shared humanity and plotting the course for a more prosperous and harmonious collective future.
How We Define Success
- The education, industry, and community sectors should work together to produce a more relevant and innovative workforce.
- Project-based experiences and a personalized approach to learning and career pursuits should be unified in secondary school curricula in districts throughout the region.
- Data, research, lived experiences, and community voices should be included and validated.
- Multiple learning and career pathways to post-high school life should be identified and supported for all students.