Work-Based Learning Acceleration Cohort

The American talent landscape has reached a critical moment. Employers are competing for talent like never before, and workers are calling for training that secures and advances quality careers.

In the retail and service sectors in particular, developing opportunities for frontline talent is critical to staying competitive in industries where disruption is causing employers to reimagine talent strategies. Meanwhile, workers face a conundrum: relevant work experience is required for many jobs but is difficult or impossible to obtain without being in the workplace.

To address this challenge, we launched the first JFFLabs Acceleration cohort. This cohort is supported in partnership with JFF’s Center for Apprenticeship & Work-Based Learning.

During the four-month program, cohort members will receive tailored support and opportunities uncommon among other startup accelerators. The companies will meet with members of JFF and JFFLabs networks to develop and scale their solutions to new markets. Through this work, we aim to demonstrate the value of each solution while providing immediate benefits to workers, employers, and system stakeholders.  

The JFFLabs Work-Based Learning Acceleration Cohort members are: