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.
The Louisiana Department of Education, in partnership with America Achieves, is rolling out and scaling Quest for Success (QfS), a new, high-school level, career exploration course next year across the state of Louisiana. The new course, developed by educators in the America Achieves Louisiana Educator Voice Fellowship, will help all students to:
Develop essential 21st-century workforce skills - the ability to communicate, collaborate, and lead
Explore new and exciting careers and industry sectors
Learn about themselves and their interests to successfully navigate high school, postsecondary education, and career pathways
If you are a school in Louisiana that is interested in offering Quest for Success next school year, go to the Louisiana Believes website and 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 the state’s most forward-thinking 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, to help all students to:
develop essential 21st century workforce skills - the ability to communicate, collaborate, and lead;
explore new and exciting careers and industry sectors; and
learn about themselves and their interests to successfully navigate high school, postsecondary education, and career pathways.
Quest for Success, which is currently being piloted in over 50 Louisiana classrooms, helps all students statewide to better understand their career opportunities and prepare themselves for future college and career success.