The Education Dept. (DoEd) launches a high-tech competition to promote the development of mobile app solutions that will help students navigate education and career pathways via their phone, tablet or I-pad.
Deadline: Dec. 6.
The challenge seeks apps that will help students learn about all career options, while increasing the capacity of career counselors to assist students in planning. The apps should include integrated tools to assess student skills and interests, and offer information on occupations, education options, credentials, and career-seeking skills. Mobile app developers and educators are eligible.
Up to five entrants will be selected to advance as finalists. Finalists will be awarded $25,000 each and will have the opportunity to improve upon their submissions during the Virtual Accelerator Phase, which will include access to mentorship from IBM and Microsoft. DoEd will make a total of six awards of up to $100,000 each.