What We Do

STC partners with schools to deliver engaging Education to Employment (e2e) Pathway® content that connects teachers and students to the world of work. Our programs strengthen and expand the capacity of schools and teachers to, prepare historically marginalized students for careers or college and support their students on the e2e pathway. All of our programming builds direct connections between students, educators and volunteers from a variety of professional fields.

Signature Programs

Our Programs

Real-World Learning Rubric

Our Real-World Learning (RWL) Rubric, published in 2017, serves as a guide to help K-12 schools reflect, set goals, and drive improvements around RWL, which is “relevant, authentic, hands-on, and connects students to the real world

“Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning results.” – John Dewey, 1902

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Why Real World Learning Matters


of U.S. employment is at risk of being automated out of existence


of low-income students earn a bachelor’s degree within 8 years


of parents and students say finding a career passion is important

Our Sources

See What Real-World Learning looks like in action

Students at Pioneer Academy in NYC engage in hands-on maker activities to learn computer science.

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West Side HS students in Newark gain real-world experience through the STC Career Skills program

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Chicago Tech Academy has piloted and grown a mastery-based grading system to support student success.

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