XPRIZE, the world’s leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, launched XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling in June 2020. Sponsored by nonprofit venture philanthropy organization, New Profit, the $5M XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling competition is a three year competition incentivizing teams to develop and demonstrate the effectiveness of rapid training and reskilling solutions for individuals most vulnerable to employment loss. The solutions developed in this competition are reducing training time by at least 50% for occupations paying a living wage and providing training at no cost to the individual. The prize will not only help displaced workers navigate the near-term future successfully but will also prepare them for the long-term changes in the labor market driven by the exponential improvement in AI and expansion of automation. We are excited to reimagine the future of work and transform how we train and educate workers with you and are proud to sponsor NCPN 2022.


The Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) is a national nonprofit organization that helps educators and workforce development professionals prepare learners for success in college and careers. Since 1979 CORD has led federal, state, and local initiatives supporting the design and development of Career Pathways and stackable credentials; creation of extensive math and science curriculum; professional development for thousands of U.S. and international teachers; and over 50 national conferences on Career Pathways and technician education. CORD is the parent organization of NCPN.

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ATE is Advanced Technological Education. With an emphasis on two-year colleges, the National Science Foundation's ATE program focuses on the education of technicians for the high-technology fields that drive our nation's economy.

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The National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) is dedicated to strengthening the education-to-careers pipeline through Career Pathways, Adult Career Pathways, career and technical education (CTE), and workforce development initiatives.

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