How We Help

Services for Community Colleges

Providing Expert Assistance to Community Colleges to Maximize Success

Offering comprehensive technical assistance to help partners maximize the success of education and job training programs that improve career opportunities for lower-skilled adults.

Maria Flynn
President and CEO
617.728.4446 x129
mflynn@jff.org
@MariaKFlynn

How We Help

Jobs for the Future offers a wide range of services aimed at assisting community colleges and consortia implement innovative designs that lead to improved outcomes for students. Read more information on our TAACCCT-specific services.

Pathway Design

  • Stackable and Latticed Credentials
  • Employer-sponsored, Work-based Training Models
  • Real-time Labor Market Information: Dynamic Skills Audit

We develop training program innovations and enhancements with community colleges, community-based organizations, and intermediaries through in-depth coaching and technical assistance on:

  • Deepening employer engagement
  • Designing and accrediting work-based learning
  • Mapping career training to DOL/ETA industry competency models
  • Contextualizing academic curricula with occupational or industry-related content
  • Modularizing training programs into shorter “chunks” that meet employer skill needs and lead to stackable, industry-recognized credentials
  • Installing supports that boost program completion or credentialing by adult learners

Implementation Support

  • Implementation Coaching
  • Evaluation Support
  • Braided Funding
  • State and Institutional Policy Support
  • Institutes on Implementation and Project Management

For example, we implement strategies to expand a college's resource base through:

  • Asset mapping tools to develop sustainable financing models and plans
  • Well-tested strategies for bundling public and private resources
  • Policy development and advocacy to reallocate funding to support new models and promising practices

Knowledge Development and Dissemination

  • Peer Learning Support
  • Virtual Community of Practice
  • Real-time Labor Market Information: Innovators’ Network
  • Capstone Research and Dissemination of Findings

Our learning networks build and share knowledge and best practices by:

  • Designing efficient, powerful peer learning convenings among consortium or collaborative members
  • Delivering workshops, train-the-trainer sessions, and high-interest topical workshops based on the best available research on relevant workforce development models
  • Documenting and codifying effective practices, compiling and refining implementation tools, and producing case studies, issue papers, and practice briefs and tools

Also see more information on our labor market information services and our workforce development services, including H1-B support.