- Program Education
- Program Area Expanding Economic Opportunity
- Grant Amount $320,000
- Grant Period March 1, 2009–May 31, 2010
- Location Washington, DC, United States
- Geographic Focus United States
About this grant
A project of the Aspen Institute, the Sector Skills Academy will expand the ranks of practitioners who are knowledgeable about sectoral employment strategies and want to become leaders in their field. Individuals from a variety of institutional settings will participate in this, its fifth class. The academy will draw upon the experiences of leading sectoral practitioners who have direct knowledge of a wide range of approaches to effecting change that will benefit low-income workers. Through a curriculum based on structured, experiential, and group learning, participants will gain the skills to lead the sector field as it expands in breadth, scope, and impact.