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Innovate+Educate is a national nonprofit developing strategies that articulate new employment pathways based on skills and competencies. The framework, research and tools developed by Innovate+Educate are fueling nationwide adoption of new industry-driven, competency-based hiring frameworks and alternative jobseeker training and credentialing.

In late 2015, the Walmart Foundation provided its first grant to Innovate+Educate. The grant was part of a five-year, $100 million commitment to work toward closing the skills gap between America’s workers and prospective employers.