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JFFLabs Incubation Practice Area

Lifelong Learning

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
Impact Story 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.
Impact Story GitLab Foundation Makes its First Grant to Help Job Seekers and Employers Make Sense of Postsecondary Credentials
$2.9M grant for Jobs for the Future and the Burning Glass Institute to expand Educational Quality Outcomes Standards as a tool to help workers, learners, employers, and policymakers make sense of rapidly growing landscape of postsecondary credentials
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 managing director of Lifelong Learning at JFFLabs. Previously, he was a member of the Postsecondary Market Solutions team in Labs, where he helped drive the growth and innovation of JFF’s market-focused strategy to redesign the connection between education and workforce systems to better serve the needs of workers and learners.
Priya Chowdhary, Director
Priya Chowdhary is a director at JFFLabs. She advises corporate leaders on scaling strategies that benefit workers and communities.
Meena Naik, Director
Meena Naik is a director at JFFLabs. She focuses on partnering with organizations and education providers to support the implementation of best practices in skills-based learning as a bridge between postsecondary education and careers.
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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.