Construct identifies programs that put students at the center of the learning experience.
We serve as an incubator for the development of disruptive new education programs. These programs must be tested, refined, and proven before they can become instruments for widespread impact.
Once Construct identifies a promising program, we pilot with local stakeholders (students, teachers, administrators, industry partners) to determine its viability within the education landscape. If there is potential for implementing the program at scale, we convene funders and strategic partners and work to integrate within a region and across the state.
Oregon is 48th in the nation in graduating our students. Those students who do graduate face an uncertain job market. To address this reality and to instead make Oregon a national leader in educating for the 21st Century, Construct's programs work to elevate and cultivate the high-level, employable skills our kids need to succeed in today's economy. By emphasizing empathy, problem solving, collaboration, creativity, curiosity, grit, and fostering a mindset that supports the ability to take risks, Construct is helping to close the gap between education and employment.