Employment Program Strategy: Innovation
Goal: Identify, develop, test and promote ideas with the potential to create step-change improvement in pursuit of the Employment Program’s goals, and that don’t currently have a champion or a natural home; also, cultivate innovative thinking in the workforce development community.
Theory of Change: The identification and cultivation of new approaches to skill development has the potential to improve program effectiveness, expand access, lower cost, build new supporting constituencies, etc. Because public organizations underinvest in such innovation, Joyce investment in this area can generate a step-change improvement in the field.
The Joyce Approach
Generate New Ideas
Fund partner organizations to manage specific idea-generation processes that might include prize competitions, invention convenings, innovators-in-residence, or other techniques.
Develop and Test New Ideas
Identify promising, transformative ideas and fund the development and testing of those ideas through the relevant partners.
Latest News From The Employment Program
12/4/2014 9:21:00 AM
New $100,000 Aspen Prize award for “Most Improved” in student success, also announced.
12/2/2014 9:35:00 AM
Small Business Majority poll shows that small business owners are hiring, but the skills gap continues to be a challenge.
10/29/2014 9:17:00 AM
Employment Program Officer Matthew Muench blogs about the future of edtech for 1776.