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Working to Learn — A new white paper from the Project on Workforce at Harvard

Posted On: June 08, 2021


In a recent Harvard Business School Working Knowledge piece, Harvard’s Director of the Project on Workforce, Rachel Lipson, and Harvard Business School’s Professor of Management Practice, Joseph B. Fuller, analyze why policymakers, employers, and educators must establish and support programs that combine work and learning. They explain that America has the opportunity to close gaps that have left many workers out. Through research for their latest white paper Working to Learn: Despite a growing set of innovators, America struggles to connect education and career the examined various trends build a case for building bridging education and employment. These trends include the demand to scale situated learning opportunities such as apprenticeships, internships, or work-based learning, the need for workers to acquire both technical and soft skills, and building a relationship between education providers and employers.


In addition to this research from Lipson and Fuller, we also believe that there is another key to opening access to economic mobility during the post-COVID recovery. That key is a set of trained and certified Skilling America Navigators. Navigators are in a unique position to impact the lives of millions of workers seeking good jobs.