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JFFLabs Incubation Practice Area

Lifelong Learning

Mapping learning to work across systems, businesses, and education and training providers.

We pioneer solutions that offer meaningful opportunities for learners and workers at every stage.

Our current models of learning need to evolve. Traditional institutions see year-over-year enrollment declines and lingering questions on the real value of a degree. At the same time, we are also experiencing rapid technological advancements that make learning more accessible than ever before. There’s never been a better time to reimagine our education ecosystem and pioneer a new approach.

The JFFLabs Lifelong Learning incubated practice area builds intentional connections between systems and learners, and amplifies learner voice in program and product design to create a future-focused, learner-centered ecosystem.

Key Initiatives

Learning and Employment Records

We identify and develop promising practices for dynamic, skills-focused, digital records that help a range of learners and workers share detailed and verified information about their qualifications.

Education Quality Outcomes Standards

The nonprofit, housed within JFF, helps people navigate the crowded education and training marketplace, and easily identify high-quality opportunities that lead to equitable economic advancement.

News & Ideas


What Is Lifelong Learning? 4 Pillars for Learner-Centered Experiences

JFFLabs to publish insights and incubate lifelong learning strategies and solutions.

Market Scan

Building a Skills-Based Talent Marketplace

Skills-based practices make pathways to good careers more accessible to a wider segment of the workforce by focusing on what workers can do, not on the degrees or certifications they’ve earned.


To Make the Most of Credentials, We Need a Better Marketplace

Short-term training and education programs can play an important role in a skills-first economy, but the value of the credentials they lead to is often unclear. Marketplace improvements will help ensure that they fulfill their promise.

Featured Projects

The Outcomes for Opportunity (O4O) initiative

The Outcomes for Opportunity (O4O) initiative was a two-year pilot project whose goal was to identify relevant metrics and create easy-to-use data tools that workforce boards and training providers could use to tell compelling stories that demonstrate the impact they have on the communities they serve.

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A web and mobile application solution that helps guide low-income young people to the right postsecondary education and training pathways.

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Eugene So

Managing Director

Eugene So is a managing director in Lifelong Learning, an incubated practice in JFFLabs. He works to drive the vision and strategy to incubate and build solutions that create innovative connections between new models of…

Priya Chowdhary


Priya Chowdhary is a director in Lifelong Learning, an incubated practice in JFFLabs. She advises corporate leaders on scaling strategies that benefit workers and communities. Her skills and areas of expertise include: Project management Program…

Meena Naik


Meena Naik is a director in Lifelong Learning, an incubated practice in JFFLabs. She focuses on skills-first design, working to define the vision and enabling features of a skills-first learn-and-work ecosystem and partnering with key…

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The Lifelong Learning incubated practice at JFFLabs is available to help identify solutions that center learners and help them prepare for the jobs of the future. Contact us to learn more about how you can partner with us or support our work, and subscribe for updates.