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Tuesday, August 2 • 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Outcomes Standards for Advancing Equitable Economic Opportunities

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There is no go-to source of information on the quality of any of these credentials, programs, or providers—whether public, private, in-person, online, nonprofit, or for-profit. The lack of credible data creates widespread confusion for consumers and perpetuates inequities that severely limit who has access to economic opportunity in the United States.

At EQOS at JFF, we are filling this critical gap. Our vision is to be the most useful and user-friendly source of trusted information on the quality of short-term education and training programs and credentials in the United States.

This session will focus on JFF’s work with Education Quality Outcomes Standards, which helps learners and workers, education institutions and postsecondary training providers, state agencies, and other stakeholders identify high-quality opportunities that lead to equitable economic advancement. We will discuss EQOS’ methodologies for evaluating programs along a continuum of quality, JFF’s platform for coordinated action and impact, and new tools we’re developing for identifying and navigating education and career opportunities.

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Meena Naik

Director, Skills First Design, JFFLabs
Meena Naik is an advocate for actualizing a radical future centering a skills-first approach to economic mobility, and partners with organizations and education providers to support the implementation of best practices in skills-first learning and credentialing efforts and associated... Read More →
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Stephen Yadzinski

Senior Innovation Officer, Jobs for the Future
Stephen Yadzinski is the senior innovation officer for JFF. In this role, Steve works with JFF leaders and teams to identify new opportunities, establish new partnerships, and transform JFF programs and service lines to meet an evolving and dynamic education and workforce ecosystem... Read More →

Tuesday August 2, 2022 1:45pm - 2:15pm MDT
Aspen 285/287 (UMC)