Request for Proposals: Development of Student-Centered, Anti-Oppressive Employability Skills Framework

The Opportunity Network (OppNet) is working to create a first-of-its-kind employability framework and aligned measure tool that consists of human-centric (AI-proof), cross-sector, in-demand employability skills, and students’ individual and collective employability assets. In this ~year-long project, OppNet will contract a research practitioner who can take the framework OppNet has already developed and elevate it to integrate additional employability assets unique to and/or prevalent in first-generation communities of color that are known to correlate with career readiness and/or workforce entry and advancement. These employability assets will be gathered through primary research with young people of color in OppNet’s community. OppNet is thrilled to be soliciting proposals from prospective partners who can lead and perform this work!

I am writing to invite researchers from the We All Count community to submit proposals in accordance with “Request for Proposals: Development of Student-Centered, Anti-Oppressive Employability Skills Framework”.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please send an email to Katherine Hanson <> with the following detail:

  • Institution name
  • Contact person (First Name, Last Name)
  • Email address
  • Telephone number

You may email any follow up questions to Katherine Hanson, who will serve as the primary point of contact for this RFP, no later than September 23, 2022. Completed proposals are due on or before October 7, 2022. We anticipate announcing our final selection no later than November 4, 2022.

Thank you in advance for your time and interest!