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Gregg, Aundrea; Steinberg, Adria – Jobs for the Future, 2021
As coronavirus infections surge again across the United States, young adults living in low-income communities are experiencing a tremendous loss of educational and economic opportunity. As many high schools and colleges respond to reports of new infections by moving back and forth between in-person and virtual learning, the lack of consistency is…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Talent Development, Low Income Students, Social Mobility
Hooker, Sarah; Finn, Sam; Niño, Derek; Rice, Alice – Jobs for the Future, 2021
Interest in dual enrollment is rising in California and nationwide, but students from special populations--including English learners, students with disabilities, foster youth, and young people experiencing homelessness--are too often left on the sidelines. This report explores promising practices and recommendations for designing dual enrollment…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities, Foster Care
Hooker, Sarah; Finn, Sam; Niño, Derek; Rice, Alice – Jobs for the Future, 2021
This is executive summary for the report, "Dual Enrollment for Students from Special Populations: Improving College Transitions for English Learners, Students with Disabilities, Foster Youth, and Young People Experiencing Homelessness." Interest in dual enrollment is rising in California and nationwide, but students from special…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities, Foster Care
Ndiaye, Mamadou, Ed.; Lockowandt, Mara, Ed. – Jobs for the Future, 2021
Over the past three years, Jobs for the Future (JFF) has been supporting a community of more than 100 U.S. community colleges (CCs) and over 25 nonprofit organizations (NPOs) worldwide implementing the Google IT Support Professional Certificate training program. During this engagement, JFF has gathered valuable insights about best practices in…
Descriptors: Nonprofit Organizations, Community Colleges, Educational Certificates, Technical Support
Ostrye, Mary; Rankin, Bruce; Jacobs, Jim – Jobs for the Future, 2021
Community colleges are not immune to the challenges faced by the education sector as they try to continue providing quality learning experiences during the ongoing pandemic. Some might argue that COVID-19 exposed vulnerabilities that have long needed attention, such as the 16-week semester model, a heavy reliance on in-person learning, a lack of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Certificates, Technical Support, Adult Students
Schmitt, Alison; Gutierrez, Ana; Hooker, Sarah – Jobs for the Future, 2020
Many communities are embracing "inclusive economic development" as a way to address inequity that persists even as the economy grows. In an effort to spark a national conversation about the conditions needed to achieve inclusive economic development, this report gives an overview of what JFF [Jobs for the Future] has learned about the…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Inclusion, Economic Opportunities, Investment
Jobs for the Future, 2020
The future of work--resulting from fast- paced changes in technology, artificial intelligence, robotics, and fluctuations in the way we perform work--will create economic growth and new jobs across the country, but only for communities that are prepared and for workers with the necessary skills. This report outlines Jobs for the Future's policy…
Descriptors: Out of School Youth, Unemployment, Youth Employment, Futures (of Society)
Jobs for the Future, 2020
Today, 4.5 million young adults ages 16 to 24 are out of school and unemployed. Often referred to as "opportunity youth," they face significant barriers in the labor market. Policymakers must learn from proven college and career pathways models and craft effective policies to help opportunity youth succeed in education, skills training,…
Descriptors: Out of School Youth, Unemployment, Young Adults, Adolescents
Steinberg, Adria – Jobs for the Future, 2020
This brief reports on the first year of a promising effort in Texas to deepen the postsecondary preparation that schools and programs offer. With support from the Greater Texas Foundation (GTF) and coaching and technical assistance from Jobs for the Future (JFF), five sites have begun using JFF's Back on Track: Postsecondary Success model and…
Descriptors: Dropout Programs, College Readiness, Nontraditional Education, High School Equivalency Programs
Bennett, Vanessa; Lamback, Sara – Jobs for the Future, 2020
The IT industry is dynamic and quickly evolving. As a surge of diverse training models across subsectors and occupations is becoming available, this is a unique opportunity to enhance training practices and better align them to meet industry and employer needs. This brief offers recommendations for IT training providers to strengthen their work…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Computer Science Education, Entry Workers, Demand Occupations
Roberts, Laura – Jobs for the Future, 2020
For many of today's Fortune 500 companies, finding the best strategies to invest in talent is a constant challenge, especially when it comes to entry- and mid-level positions. The country's changing demographics, paired with a shifting labor market, means that companies must develop new ways of planning for, supporting, and investing in talent to…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Talent, Talent Development, Corporations
Joy, Lois; Toglia, Jessica – Jobs for the Future, 2020
To learn more about how nonprofits, educators, employers, and policymakers can work together to upskill the limited English proficient (LEP) workforce, Jobs for the Future (JFF) interviewed students and instructors who had participated in the pathbreaking and innovative bilingual training program known as Growing Opportunities in America for…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Manufacturing, Limited English Speaking, Nonprofit Organizations
Grobe, Terry; Poland, Matthew – Jobs for the Future, 2020
Millions of working Californians are unable to fulfill their families' basic needs. Higher-paying jobs that require specialized skills are beyond their reach, and many entry-level jobs are likely to be automated by 2022, so there's an urgent need to redesign the state's education and training systems to help people get the skills they need to…
Descriptors: Career Development, Labor Force Development, COVID-19, Pandemics
Payne, Jonathan – Jobs for the Future, 2020
An underdeveloped talent supply pipeline has resulted in a skills gap and a skilled labor shortage in the manufacturing sector across the United States. This is potentially the result of a lack of diversity in educational opportunity offered to students, an emphasis on college enrollment rates as a high school performance metric, and the…
Descriptors: Manufacturing Industry, Apprenticeships, Outcomes of Education, Labor Force Development
Moschella, Leah – Jobs for the Future, 2020
Developing and scaling high-quality systems of college and career pathways that help young people successfully transition through education into high-paying, high-demand careers requires strong leadership. This piece highlights key lessons about the structures and commitments that are necessary for effective leadership and governance from JFF's…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Leadership, Governance
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