RT @CompetencyWorks: What are the roles of tests, assessment pilots & innovation zones in #competencyed? Read more from @tvanderark: http:/…
  • Work-based Learning

    Not As Hard As You Think: Engaging High School Students in Work-Based Learning

    Two new resources from JFF's Pathways to Prosperity team illustrate how high schools, postsecondary institutions, and employers can work together to make work-based learning a successful and meaningful reality for students.

    Learn More
  • A-Call-to-Action-Improve-Math

    A Call to Action to Improve Math Placement Policies and Processes

    This call to action is based on a simple but important premise: The nation cannot allow college placement policies to undermine promising efforts to increase student success in math and attainment of STEM credentials.

    Learn More
  • Bridging the Gap

    Videos and More from Bridging the Gap

    Thanks to everyone who joined us for and supported our conference Bridging the Gap: Postsecondary Pathways for Underprepared Learners which took place in April in New Orleans. We're now sharing videos, resources, and more from the conference.

    Learn More
  • High School Graduate, College Study Group, Policymaker, Construction Worker

    Who Is Jobs for the Future?

    The mission of JFF is to ensure that all lower-income young people and workers have the skills and credentials needed to succeed in our economy. Our vision is for the promise of education and economic mobility in America to be achieved for everyone. For 30 years, we have helped employers find skilled workers, and workers move into higher-wage jobs through education and training programs. We are a Boston-based nonprofit working in over 100 communities nationwide.

    Learn More
  • Engaging Employers as Customers

    Engaging Employers as Customers

    Educators and employers often seem to speak different languages, with different goals in mind. But when it comes to preparing people for work, they have the same objective—helping learners gain the skills and opportunities they need in order to succeed in the workplace. This brief highlights strategies for building effective employer-educator partnerships to increase college and career success for underprepared youth and adults. It is part of a series from JFF’s conference Bridging the Gap: Postsecondary Pathways for Underprepared Learners.
    Learn More
  • New Skills at Work

    Detroit Skills Gap Report Highlights Job Opportunities

    JPMorgan Chase just announced the release of the skills gap report, written by Jobs for the Future, on the Detroit area. The new report shows that, after suffering severe job losses from the decline of the auto industry and feeling the effects of the city's bankruptcy, the regional economy is stabilizing and employment is growing again. The health care and manufacturing sectors are two areas with new middle-skill job opportunities.
    Learn More
We organize our work into three areas: