To build pathways to opportunity for all, learners and workers need career navigation solutions that support advancement, not just access.
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Today’s dynamic learning and labor market is revealing and accelerating a trend already in motion—learners and workers follow education and career paths defined more by variety and constant change, than consistency.
Building a stable, sustainable pathway across the many institutions, jobs, and industries that make up a contemporary experience of lifelong work and learning requires a new set of skills: adaptability, resilience, self-reflection, and ongoing self-directed skill-building.
What’s clear is that platforms for employers seeking workers are seemingly everywhere, as are tools for corporate workers looking for new professional opportunities. But for students and workers in entry- or mid-level jobs, the process of finding a career is chaotic, seemingly random, and ultimately broken.
In a press release issued today, the Cognizant Foundation announced that JFF was one recipient in a series of new grants that support the success of organizations and solutions that equip learners with the tools they need to pursue and secure careers that lead to economic advancement. The grant will support efforts underway at JFFLabs to accelerate the success of entrepreneurs with career navigation solutions. These entrepreneurs, whose work JFFLabs will feature later this year, are at the cutting edge of market trends and distinguish themselves from other forward-looking companies by their potential to create significant, business-aligned social impact. Each offers a potentially transformative innovation that is led by inspiring founders and teams that we believe in.
Kristina Francis, executive director, JFFLabs
To build pathways to opportunity for all, learners and workers need career navigation solutions that support advancement, not just access. For the first time, new opportunities and advances in technology have the potential to offer meaningful, robust, and personalized help—and with Cognizant Foundation we’re supporting the innovators that are leading the way.