XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling aims to reinvent job training methods for disinvested communities. The competition, which kicks off today, is sponsored by the nonprofit venture philanthropy organization New Profit.
Teams competing in this prize must prove reskilling can be done two-times faster than current solutions and must be affordable, accessible, and collaborative. The focus will be on over 80 occupations that are growing at rates faster than the national average, require only a high-school diploma or post-secondary certificate, and pay above the living wage. The goal is to set a new standard for how current and future generations of workers are trained for the jobs of tomorrow.
This is the second XPRIZE to launch that was designed with the input of the XPRIZE Community. Thanks to all community members who shared their feedback, and we look forward to your continued support for this prize!