Impact Engines | Experiential Associate to Master’s
Experiential Associate to Master’s
The Experiential Associate to Master’s Impact Engine will harness the power of education to close the wealth gap and empower career trajectories of historically underrepresented populations. eA2M will focus on increasing access to higher education and increasing supports to help learners finish their degree.
There are 39 million Americans with some college credit and no degree.
The global employment climate has experienced paradigm shifts during the COVID-19 pandemic. This worldwide phenomenon has exacerbated a negative trend of the number of skilled workers per U.S. job opening. Additionally, there is a disproportionately low number of Black, Hispanic and Latino/Latina workers in high skill, high paying jobs when compared to the general population demographics.
To address these troubling trends, eA2M will collaborate with local communities to create pathways for students to pursue credentials at multiple levels—from certificates to master’s programs—all while providing robust student supports, mentoring and experiential learning opportunities. Each learner will have a success coach to ensure they have what they need to be successful, from scholarship supports, to jobs, to childcare, to tutoring.
The Experiential Associate to Master’s (eA2M) Impact Engine will leverage Northeastern’s already successful A2M model, and will align learners with sectors that provide strong career trajectories and have high demand for skilled workers. The pilot program will be launched in two cities within our global campus network.
People have been left behind in this new economy. eA2M will scale its successful model to help move people forward.
This Impact Engine will spark a positive change in jobs filled and in generational wealth.
A PROVEN FORMULA
Spring eA2M Bachelor’s Cohort
- 92% Retention Rate
- 79% BIPOC Learners
- 75% Female
- 67% First Generation
100% of our Bachelor’s eA2M graduates are currently employed, 93% in the biotechnology field.
Elizabeth Zulick, PhD, MPH
Associate Teaching Professor | Associate Dean, Research, Innovation, Development and Entrepreneurship | Faculty Director, Healthcare and Biotechnology | Director, Lowell Institute School, College of Professional Studies
Middlesex Community College
College of Professional Studies
Lowell Institute School
College of Science
National Science Foundation
Herb and Maxine Jacobs Foundation
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