Workforce Learners

Deploying new advances in technology, science, and design to partner with companies and nonprofits to prepare workers for new dynamic opportunities.


Adults may face 40-50 years of working after their formal education ends. In a rapidly changing world, workers need access to new knowledge and skills, making ongoing learning essential.

Working adults are the new majority of students in US higher education, yet there is at present only modest systematic science specifying the organizational conditions, support services, instructional platforms and pedagogical techniques that best serve these learners.

Projects to help this process are in the works and will help create a new pathway for working learners of all skills.

An Applied Science to Support Working Learners

Supported with funds from the National Science Foundation, researchers and educators assembled to develope a framework for improving educational and mobility opportunities for the millions of employed Americans who do not have college degrees.

Project lead

Bio photo of Mitchell Stevens
Mitchell Stevens

Professor