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Putting America
Back to Work

Investing to close America’s skills gap and secure the future of work.

Our Purpose

7 Million

Unfilled jobs


Underemployment of new college graduates

Tens of Millions

of Americans don’t have clear pathways to good jobs

We Are Focused On Closing the
Skills Gap by Eliminating:

Education Friction

  • 4+ years to earn a degree
  • Nearly 50% of students who enroll fail to earn a degree
  • $40k average student loan debt
  • No job guarantee

Hiring Friction

  • Hundreds of applicants for each position
  • Each bad hire can cost $100,000 or more
  • Increased churn
  • Therefore only hire candidates who’ve literally done job before
  • What happened to entry-level jobs?

Frictions Contributing to the Skills Gap
and Jeopardizing the Future of Work

Over$1.5 Trillion

In total student loan debt. Average student loan debt per household has grown almost 1,000% in the past 20 years.


Of all students who undertake degree programs fail to complete (and many drop out with debt – the worst of both worlds).


Of new college graduates are underemployed. If they’re underemployed in their first job, ⅔ of the time they’ll be underemployed five years later, and ½ the time they’ll be underemployed a decade later.

Only41 Million

American jobs still don’t require significant digital skills; nearly 100 million do.

As many as1 Million

Open positions require coding skills. More than 300,000 open positions call for Salesforce skills.


Of 16-19 year-olds seek summer jobs, down from nearly 70% a generation ago. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts teen workforce participation will drop below 27% by 2024.

Led by principals with decades of experience

Ryan and Daniel are internationally recognized thought-leaders and authors on the future of work, closing the skills gap, workforce development, and higher education.

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