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Higher Education and Workforce Development
In our global, knowledge-based economy, competitive advantage comes from a talented and trained workforce. Drawing on deep expertise in education policy and R&D, SRI's Center for Science, Technology, and Economic Development helps countries, states, regions, and cities evaluate the skills of their workforce and assess training infrastructure needs.
Forecasting the occupations and skills underpinning high-growth industries, SRI develops strategies to recruit new talent and improve homegrown labor pools. SRI also has significant experience in designing and managing higher education institutions, and creating strategies and implementing policies to develop the next generation of leaders.
Staying in Science is an NSF-funded study exploring how formative science experiences impact the pathways of STEM-interested students from underrepresented groups. By identifying key supports and obstacles in these youths’ pathways towards STEM careers, this study seeks to help practitioners design...
SRI worked with the Sorenson Impact Center and the nonprofit organization Social Finance to design a rigorous evaluation for the Lee Pesky Learning Center (LPLC) Pay for Success (PFS) project in Idaho. Using PFS, LPLC intends to expand its model for improving student literacy across the state by...
The Minnesota Department of Education contracted SRI to study the feasibility of using a Pay for Success funding model to enhance its state voluntary prekindergarten program with the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence.
REL Appalachia works in partnership with school districts, state departments of education, and other education stakeholders in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia to develop high-quality research and to use and disseminate research findings to improve student outcomes.