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Cuevas, Erica; Rodrigue, Susannah; Aziz, Alyshah – Jobs for the Future, 2023
This paper outlines potential actions and roles for intermediaries to facilitate the development and implementation of truly equitable education-to-career pathways systems. Specifically, it could guide the broader field of intermediary organizations and efforts to engage in policy and advocacy by outlining how intermediaries can influence the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Career Pathways, Educational Policy, Advocacy
Binder, Libuse – Jobs for the Future, 2023
Colorado is a state primed for blurring the lines between secondary, postsecondary, and workforce policies and programs to serve Colorado's young people better. The state has a growing economy, political leadership committed to advancing innovative, affordable education pathways, and a commitment from state agencies and state-based advocates that…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Education Work Relationship, Credentials
Sullivan, Felicia M. – Jobs for the Future, 2023
Jobs for the Future (JFF) and BigFuture want all students to have the sense of agency and purpose that comes with feeling hopeful, motivated, excited, confident. An essential step in achieving this is to ensure that high school students and their families receive a timely and abundant flow of information, resources, and advising in order to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, High School Students, Career Education, Career Choice
Bayerl, Katie – Jobs for the Future, 2023
How can two-year colleges ensure that all students can access quality career navigation opportunities that inform their studies and position them for meaningful, family-sustaining work? That is the challenge being addressed at Boston's Bunker Hill Community College through a college-wide initiative known as Ethnographies of Work (EoW). The…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Programs, Program Implementation, Career Development
Joy, Lois; Tarbhai, Umair; Gordon, Melissa; Washington, Destiny; Juncos, Andrea – Jobs for the Future, 2023
Associate degrees and credentials in Information Technology (IT) have the potential to open up high-wage and high-opportunity labor market opportunities for learners. Yet structural barriers in access to and completion of these degrees and credentials continue to make it difficult for Black learners and workers to access and thrive in these…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Community Colleges, Community College Students, African American Students
Cuevas, Erica – Jobs for the Future, 2023
Jobs for the Future's (JFF) vision for the Big Blur calls for entirely new educational institutions and systems to better prepare 16-to-20-year-olds for college and careers. This paper examines the new type of governance needed to help states create more effective grade 11-14 schools and systems by erasing the arbitrary dividing line between high…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Governance, Educational Development
Naik, Meena; Barbosa, Raymond; Swartsel, Alex – Jobs for the Future, 2023
Extended reality (XR) technology and immersive learning are reshaping the future of learning and work. In this paper, Jobs for the Future (JFF) presents a new framework of occupations and career paths created or transformed by XR technology and immersive learning, including illustrative job titles, critical skills, and anticipated training/hiring…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Information Technology, Job Skills
Jobs for the Future, 2023
This framework provides a set of recommendations for postsecondary institutions and employers to support Black learners and workers to build professional social capital. It expands on a related JFF market scan that maps the landscape of nonprofit and social enterprise-led social capital initiatives.
Descriptors: Social Capital, Guidelines, African American Students, Employers
DiBiase, Mary; Hoff, David – Jobs for the Future, 2023
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a way of organizing learning environments to accommodate people with a wide array of learning preferences, needs, and ways of expressing and receiving information and demonstrating competency. This brief provides an overview of how applying UDL to Registered Apprenticeships can result in a more welcoming…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Apprenticeships, Inclusion, Diversity
Adria Steinberg – Jobs for the Future, 2023
This brief shares learnings from the community of Learn and Earn to Achieve Potential (LEAP) organizations and partners as they continue to deepen their practices to enhance the positive impact and durability of programming while also scaling to reach greater numbers of young people in similar situations. After a brief description of the national…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Young Adults, Guided Pathways, Disadvantaged Youth
Jobs for the Future, 2022
This research explores how COVID has impacted technology internships, including student and employer participation, satisfaction, and challenges; changes in the structure of internships; and impact on student employment outcomes. The roots of this study emerged in summer of 2021, as the authors were completing a three-year study funded by the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Internship Programs, COVID-19, Pandemics
Joy, Lois; O'Reilly, Fran; Longo, Matthew; Estacion, Angela – Jobs for the Future, 2022
This research is about how one community college preserved and strengthened their technology internships during COVID with commitment and creativity. Although the college, employers, and students faced technical, logistical, and supervisory challenges in maintaining technology internships through the pandemic, the college was committed to ensuring…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Internship Programs, COVID-19, Pandemics
Domeika, Lee; Miller, Lauren; O'Connor, Anna – Jobs for the Future, 2022
The Work-Based Courses Blueprint is a foundational guide for all Tennessee SySTEM school sites engaged in designing and developing work-based courses for 11th and 12th grade students. Specifically, this blueprint covers pertinent work-based courses topics such as building a work-based course team, course design, and course delivery. The blueprint…
Descriptors: High School Students, Grade 11, Grade 12, STEM Education
Ndiaye, Mamadou; Steinberg, Adria; Gregg, Aundrea – Jobs for the Future, 2022
As the economy struggles to recover from the pandemic and the ensuing volatility and labor shortages, leaders in the field of young adult talent development are seeing a need to develop approaches that equally address both the talent needs of employers and the education and training aspirations of young adults. This brief explores how personalized…
Descriptors: Talent Development, Young Adults, Employers, Labor Needs
McDonnell, Rachel Pleasants; Fraser, Shakari; Sullivan, Felicia; Webber, Alison Ascher; Vanek, Jen; Harris, Jamie – Jobs for the Future, 2022
With the urgency of adult digital skill development as a backdrop, the Digital Resilience in the American Workforce (DRAW) initiative, funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), conducted a national landscape scan to identify existing resources and effective approaches for digital skills…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Adult Learning, Technological Literacy, Computer Literacy
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