Jobs for the Future (JFF), a national nonprofit that drives transformation of the U.S. education and workforce systems, and the Markle Foundation, which works to improve the economic security, national security, and health of all Americans, announced plans to transfer one of the foundation’s marquee initiatives, the Rework America Alliance, to JFF.
Equity is at the forefront of many necessary conversations today. It has been the foundation for change within organizations, a call to action in communities, and a rallying cry for marginalized groups. However, as widely as equity is embraced theoretically, its application leaves many wondering where to start.
There’s no doubt about it, skills-based practices are becoming more mainstream with many employers and states making commitments to drop degree requirements. But is it important to remember that skills-based hiring must extend beyond dropping degree requirements and updating job descriptions.