Education That Works

Developing 21st-century skills in order to succeed in tomorrow’s economy is critical for students to have and are the skills employers expect. These 4 skills are: COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION, CRITICAL THINKING, and CREATIVITY. One of the goals of Education that Works is to communicate with teachers, students, parents and the business community about these 21st-century skills.  Education that Works is the result of United Way collaborating with public school leaders and the Greater Fargo Moorhead Economic Development Corporation working together to shape tomorrow’s workforce.

You’re Hired! is a project that allows students to use STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) along with 21st-century skills to solve real, present-day problems. Students will work as a team that simulates a company to find creative solutions to relevant problems and present their results and proposals to a boardroom often involving community volunteers and United Way volunteers.


Education That Works is about reflecting the real world in the classroom. We want students to have authentic experiences with solving real-world problems that they are going to experience if
they are going to lead in the future.

Dr. David Flowers, West Fargo Public Schools Superintendent