Our VR Y-TAC Team

Alicia Bolton

Career Pathways Specialist

Alicia Bolton

With over 15 years of diversified experience, Alicia brings a unique blend of skills and experiences that all map to her passion for building solutions that drive impact for youth and adult learners. Alicia supports Y-TAC on issues related to career pathways and also oversees IEL’s Adult Career Pathway Design Challenge, which is part of the organization’s Minds that Move Us Initiative.  Through this challenge, ten cross-sector teams from around the country were selected to design innovative career pathway programs for adults over 26 who do not have any formal postsecondary training or education and lack the skills necessary to put them on a career path.  Alicia is a thoughtful leader with a track record of strengthening policies and educational programs on the national level as a Policy Advisor for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career Technical and Adult Education as well as the district level as the Director of Career Education for D.C. Public Schools.  In addition, she has a variety of experiences successfully managing complex projects, designing older youth and adult career programming, overseeing intricate budgets and grants, leading and developing teams, and partnering with a variety of stakeholders to build buy in and diversify funding sources.