November 11, 2020
At a Glance
Inside Higher Ed features JFFLabs Acting General Manager Stephen Yadzinski in an article that shares how the lack of career exploration in college is frustrating students, while universities seek a bigger role for professors as career mentors.
“Career navigation is essentially broken,” said Stephen Yadzinski, acting general manager of JFFLabs, in a story published in Inside Higher Ed. The article details how changes in the labor market have impacted the career exploration experience that postsecondary students now navigate.
Yadzinski said the pandemic, recession and national awakening on racial justice have added new urgency to the need for improved pathways from college to careers. And more change is on the way due to automation, which employers say will eliminate millions of jobs in coming years.
Yet Yadzinski said that the crisis has led to a creative disruption moment. And big employers are more engaged than ever in trying to find solutions.
Today, like college graduates, all workers need a streamlined, personalized picture of advancement opportunities—one that identifies transferable skills and includes access to mentors and other networks, along with many other supports that enable jobseekers to succeed as they navigate today’s labor market.
Career Navigation Technology 2020, our new market scan funded by Walmart Foundation and sponsored by Tyton Partners, focuses on the millions of workers too often overlooked or underserved by traditional approaches to career navigation.