JFF in the News
September 8, 2011, The Nonprofit Quarterly
Pennington’s post at Gates followed a notable career path, including serving as an adviser to Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton, as well as co-founding the Boston-based Jobs for the Future, a highly regarded research, consulting, and policy development organization.
August 18, 2011, Education Week
The Boston-based nonprofit organization Jobs for the Future found that by blending the high school and college experience…students experience success. “Students not only get the college knowledge early in terms of understanding what it takes academically and behaviorally to succeed in college, but they also amass college credit before they graduate from high school,” said Lili Allen, a program director at Jobs for the Future, which has just launched an initiative called Back on Track.
August 18, 2011, HechingerEd – The Hechinger Report
Not only does sending students off to college ill-prepared seem to do them a disservice—many students who are placed in remedial classes drop out before getting to real coursework—it’s also a financial drain on the system. It’s another reason to exercise caution before passing an early graduation bill, according to Jobs for the Future.
August 16, 2011, Alliance for Excellent Education
Jobs for the Future recently reported about the challenges community colleges face in obtaining detailed, current information about skills and demands in addition to looking at developing technologies in "spidering" technologies that aggregate online job advertisements. This is just one example of the kind of innovation that needs to continue for high schools and colleges to ensure students graduate career and college ready - for actual careers that exist in today's rapidly changing economy.
August 9, 2011, Community College Times
Jobs for the Future (JFF) has announced that Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon and Wisconsin are participating in the Accelerating Opportunity: A Breaking Through Initiative, which targets workers unprepared for the job market.
August 8, 2011, Community College Spotlight – The Hechinger Report
Jobs for the Future’s Accelerating Opportunity has awarded grants to 11 states to transform adult education by integrating basic skills and job training.
“The number of adults without skills and credentials beyond high school is a national crisis threatening our economic recovery,” says Marlene B. Seltzer, president of JFF.
August 8, 2011, US News & World Report
…Many states might soon see even more initiatives thanks to a series of grants from Jobs for the Future. A total of 11 states recently received funding from Jobs for the Future [which] announced in a press release that 11 states have been chosen to receive funding from its Accelerating Opportunity: A Breaking Through Initiative.
August 4, 2011, Chronicle of Higher Education
Eleven states have been named as recipients of a grant to improve the quality of adult education and increase the number of skilled people with credentials in the work force. Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, and Wisconsin will each receive $200,000 as part of a program called Accelerating Opportunity. Led by the nonprofit organization Jobs for the Future...
August 1, 2011, Washington Times
Other college/high school hybrids are in place in 28 states and the District, with 230 schools serving more than 50,000 students nationwide, according to the Early College High School Initiative, a division of the nonprofit Jobs for the Future, which advocates education reform and work-force development.
"People have increasingly understood that there's a disconnect between the standards and expectations of high school and college," said Joel Vargas, vice president of Jobs for the Future's High School Through College Division. "[These programs] are bridging that divide."
July 27, 2011, Progressive Business Leaders Network
According to Jobs for the Future, a nonprofit job training organization, there are currently 750 unfilled vacancies in Massachusetts alone for higher skilled automotive technicians, mainly for hybrid vehicles. There are many more examples of fixable gaps in the supply chain that need to be addressed. The return on investment for fixing these problems is very tangible: good jobs, citizens who are productive and stable and paying taxes, and growing companies.