Blurring the lines between education and workforce

A proposition to ‘blur’ the boundaries between K-12, higher ed and the workforce industry.

After the disruption of the pandemic, people in the field of education are more open to rethinking traditional ways of doing business in order to better serve students.

One idea that’s been gaining steam since last year is to break down barriers between high school, college and career to create a system that bridges all three.

The concept is called the “Big Blur.”

Recently, the Big Blur was the topic of numerous conversations during a national conference hosted by Jobs for the Future (JFF) in New Orleans, where it was a subject of a panel discussion between industry leaders and two JFF officials: Joel Vargas, the organization’s vice president of programs, and Kyle Hartung, associate vice president.

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