The America Achieves Educator Networks works to increase the number of students who have access to and complete a quality education pathway that leads to career and life success.
After being piloted in Louisiana classrooms to positive acclaim, Quest for Success, the innovative career exploration course designed to ensure students are prepared for and have access to good jobs, will be scaled throughout the state in fall 2019.
This course was created by educators from across the state, with input from a variety of local employers, industry partners, and national experts, through a partnership of the Louisiana Department of Education and America Achieves.
Quest for Success is designed to help all students explore a variety of industry sectors, new and in-demand careers, and related pathways; develop the cross-sector knowledge, skills, character, and dispositions needed to be successful in these and other careers; and learn about themselves to successfully navigate high school and postsecondary education and plan to achieve career and life success.
If you are a school in Louisiana that is interested in offering Quest for Success, go to the Louisiana Believes website or reach out to the Jump Start team at JumpStart@la.gov.
In partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education, the Louisiana Educator Voice Fellowship provided an opportunity for leading educators to learn about the rapidly changing economy and implications for students, and to pair this learning with their educational expertise to create a new career readiness course for Louisiana public schools.
As part of the 2017-18 Fellowship, teachers, counselors, principals and district leaders from across Louisiana connected with state leaders and industry experts to learn about the changing set of skills, knowledge and preparation students need to be successful in the jobs of the future. Fellows drafted a new course, Quest for Success.