Breaking down the barriers between higher learning and the workforce.
It’s time to Widen The Path.
Access to learning throughout our lives is essential to economic mobility and key to achieving the American Dream. We join the movement for a new American learning economy: a future where higher learning is flexible, accessible, and responsive to a changing world. By widening the path to and through higher learning, we will create a future where all learning that promotes economic mobility is recognized and where all of today’s students have the opportunity and the support to succeed.
Sign the Widen The Path Pledge!
39 million Americans have some college education but no degree.
Colleges and universities fail to graduate 40% of the students they enroll.
40 million American workers are unemployed or underemployed.
In the next 5 years, 50% of all employees will need reskilling.
it doesn't have to be this way.
Imagine a future where higher learning is flexible, accessible, and responsive to a changing world. Imagine institutions that recognize all learning, whether it happens at a four-year college or on-the-job at an apprenticeship. A quality education — skills-based or academic — is not a luxury. It’s essential to a thriving economy.
Widen the Path is a bipartisan campaign for a new American learning economy that breaks down the barriers between higher learning and the workforce and creates new opportunities for all of today’s learners.