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Every young person in Louisiana ought to be able to leverage their hard work and education to get on track for a good job and career. This fellowship helps equip Louisiana students for successful careers by building bridges between local educators and employers and between education and work. 
— Jon Schnur, America Achieves Executive Chairman

In partnership with the Louisiana Department of Education, the Louisiana Educator Voice Fellowship for 21st Century Learning is 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. The course will help all students statewide to better understand their career opportunities and prepare themselves for future college and career success. 


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Over the course of 16 months (September 2017 to December 2018), the Fellowship connects teachers, counselors, principals and district leaders from across Louisiana 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. The Fellowship works with industry leaders statewide in the development of the course. Fellows also review best practices of Jump Start, Louisiana’s premier career and technical education program, and study innovative methods for 21st century teaching and learning from across the country and around the world. The course that these educators help the State create will replace Journey to Careers, the State’s current career readiness curriculum.