"Your Talent and Ideas are Sought": Visiting Swisscom and Migros Apprenticeship Programs

Swisscom Youth Apprentices and Training Staff at CEMETS Summer Institute

Swisscom youth apprentices and training staff at the CEMETS institute this past summer.

On the Road: Learning from the Successful Swiss Apprenticeship System

Participants from around the world presented at CEMETS Summer Institute.

Participants from around the world presented at the CEMETS Summer Institute in Switzerland this past June.

Uncovering the “Partnership DNA” for the Future: A New Way of Thinking about Education-Employer Collaboration

Photo (from left to right): SAP Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Katie Morgan, C-Town Tech Pathways Coordinator Aaron Altman, and JFF Pathways to Prosperity Senior Program Manager Sheila Jackson at the SAP Education Summit in San Francisco, CA.

Jobs for the Future and Cengage Partner to Create Pathways into IT, Energy, and Aerospace Careers

Social Finance and Jobs for the Future Announce Partners to Develop First-In-the-Nation Pay for Success Projects in K-12 Education

Jobs for the Future Names New Executives; Teresa Hassara Assumes Chair of JFF Board of Directors

Meeting the Moment for Apprenticeship and Work-Based Learning

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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 relevant on-the-job learning opportunities. There is momentum building around apprenticeship and other forms of work-based learning, and it’s not hard to understand why. There is simply no better way to learn how to succeed in the workplace than by having the chance to hone skills on the job.

How Lifelong Learning Can Help Grow and Keep Jobs in the United States

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Much ink has been spilled describing the rapid pace of change in the U.S. labor market and the resulting disaffection and frustration it has caused low-income and working-class populations across the country. Already, because of automation, the U.S. manufacturing sector now makes 85 percent more goods than it did in 1987, but with only two-thirds the number of workers. This is just the tip of the iceberg: according to Oxford University, 47 percent of workers in America “are likely to be substituted by computer capital” in the years ahead.

The Rise of the 1099 Economy: Who Really Benefits from Contract Work?

One trend to watch closely as we explore the future of work is the changing nature of the employer/employee relationship—particularly the fact that, legally, fewer people in the workforce can even be called “employees.” Independent contractors—or “1099” workers, named by the IRS form they file to report their income—make up a growing proportion of workers compared to prior years, with freelance acco

Delaware Pathways Leading the Way


JFF Senior Advisor and Pathways to Prosperity Co-Founder Bob Schwartz honors former Delaware Governor Markell for his leadership.