Headquarters: Makati City, Philippines
Vertical: K-12, Higher Education, Career
Tech: Web App
Sustainability is not merely an environmental ambition, focused on EPA-administered programs and “small footprint” tips and tricks for changing lifestyles. Sustainability, literally, is about doing things in a way that ensures they can continue to be done indefinitely.
AdmitSee, a marketplace for college admission and career readiness, closed a $1.8 million Seed round from Social + Capital Partnership, FOUNDER.org, and Imagine K12’s Start Fund.
Founded in 2013, AdmitSee has collected over 50,000 application files and signed up over 1,000 mentors.
Further detail on TechCrunch.
The modern economy has no real respect for degrees—other than demanding at least a Bachelors for every position and from every applicant.
Higher education in America has become confused with trade school: everything from four-year computer science degrees to Masters-level management schools are concerned with occupational education. They are advertised as the necessary link between academic life and employment: high schoolers take jobs; college graduates enter careers.
What if you could learn alongside a proven CEO and founder in an industry you were curious about? Imagine learning about finance, sales & marketing, & product development through direct application on a daily basis. Would you learn more than studying these disciplines in college?
Could this be a viable solution for the much publicized skills gap that learners and employers are experiencing to power the 21st century economy?
Well, I discuss the apprenticeship model with Shaila Ittycheria, co-founder of Enstitute. Don’t miss it!