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  • Jobs for the Future of Work

    The Future of Work isn’t new, but as technological change continues to accelerate, the term is undergoing a rebirth and has taken on new urgency. This new era has a direct effect on the underrepresented youth and adult populations we work with every day. In a blog post, our president and CEO Maria Flynn talks about JFF’s distinctive role in the Future of Work and the important questions for us all to consider to ensure prosperity nationwide.

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  • Deeper Learning

    Students at the Center: Deeper Learning Research Series

    Two new reports in the Deeper Learning Research Series have been released. The reports explore districtwide strategies for supporting deeper learning goals and how deeper learning can bridge gaps for underserved youth.

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  • Employer Engagement Toolkit: From Placement to Partners

    This toolkit is a guide for training providers, workforce development organizations, community colleges, other educational institutions, and community-based organizations deliberately integrating employer engagement into the core decision making of their program. 

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  • High School Graduate, College Study Group, Policymaker, Construction Worker

    Who Is Jobs for the Future?

    The mission of JFF is to ensure that all lower-income young people and workers have the skills and credentials needed to succeed in our economy. For 30 years, we have helped employers find skilled workers, and workers move into higher-wage jobs through education and training programs. We are a Boston-based nonprofit working in over 100 communities nationwide.

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  • Recommendations to Trump Administration

    Building Pathways to Credentials, Careers, and Economic Mobility: Recommendations for the Trump Administration

    JFF presents the Trump Administration with a blueprint for how federal policies can encourage state and regional efforts to provide all youth and adults, especially those who are struggling or who reside in distressed communities, with essential skills and credentials.
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  • Work-based learning

    New Work-Based Learning Resources from JFF

    Americans seeking employment often face a conundrum: relevant work experience is a prerequisite for many jobs, but it is difficult to gain the required experience without being in the workplace. Work-based learning—activities that occur in workplaces through which youth and adults gain the knowledge, skills, and experience needed for entry or advancement in a particular career field—offers a solution to this problem. See JFF's new suite of resources on work-based learning, including a report and overview of our 7 principles for effective work-based learning, a series of case studies on work-based learning in action, and an online toolkit with videos about one new model of work-based learning, work-based courses.
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