Today’s education ecosystem must meet the needs of today’s learners. This means learner-centered outcomes, pathways between education and careers, and policies and practices that support both degree and non-degree programs.
Jobs for the Future’s Education practice works to support systems change in the education ecosystem, influence policies that promote diverse pathways, and identify and apply data-informed, learner-centered solutions.
Multiple Pathways to Careers
We develop strategies, design models, and shape policies and practices that help learners earn credentials aligned to quality jobs.
Young Adult Talent Development
We partner with training providers, educational institutions, and employers to create pathways for young people ages 16-24 who are disconnected from school and work.
Improving State Education Outcomes
We dive into state-specific efforts focused on learner agency and flexible learning to ensure strong, career-aligned learner outcomes.
The Big Blur
It’s time to give up tinkering and instead take on a radical rethinking and restructuring of grades 11-14—the last two years of high school and the first two years of college—in order to increase success for all.
Student Success Center Network
This national network scales proven practices to help more than 4.5 million students earn credentials that lead to well-paying jobs. Nearly half of U.S. community colleges are connected to the Student Success Center Network.
Talent for the Future
Juan left high school and lost his housing. But he has skills and drive and found a Back on Track program to help him prepare for a career in IT. JFF helps employers leverage an untapped workforce of young adults like Juan who can fill their talent gaps.