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The Lab works on the ground with 930+ colleges and organizations, 530+ employers, 24+ regions, and thousands of learners, who need education programs and pathways that better serve their futures.
It's a time of transformation
Education outcomes are being measured by competencies, not degrees.
The lines between school and work are blurring.
Colleges, and even high schools, are starting to unlock skills from degrees, making them more explicit to learners and employers.
Learners are in the driver’s seat, getting credit and skills from many different providers, and credit for learning wherever it happens.
We call this the Learner Revolution.
Our Areas of Work
Design Shorter and Stackable Pathways
- Lower-cost degrees
- “Earn and learn” programs
- Micro-credentials and pathways
Catalyze the Transition to Skills-based Hiring
- Translate degrees to employer competencies
- Assessments to test and build skills
- Validate micro-credentials with employers
Train for Human-centered Design + Change Management
- Immersive workshops for learning institutions
- User-centered research
- Rapid prototyping tools + training
- Innovation capacity diagnostic + training
Scale Solutions with Equity at the Center
- Communities of practice
- Product laboratory
- Innovator Network
Featured Clients + Partners
Latest News from Our Innovator Network
Best Buy’s Best Bets: How Best Buy Teen Tech Centers Are Redesigning Postsecondary Strategies for TeensThe Lab is working with Best Buy to broaden its postsecondary strategy to support participants in successful career transitions and future successCustomers don’t go to Best Buy just for the latest tech. They also go…View Story
BRIDGES Rural spurs free, after-school child care program for parent learners at Washington State Community CollegeThis story by George Lorenzo originally appeared in Workforce Monitor on Nov. 12, 2021.Working parents attending Washington State Community College (WSCC) in Ohio will soon have the opportunity to participate in a no-cost, after-school child…View Story
We are in the field bringing models to life that are more affordable, portable, relevant, and visible for learners.