JobReady is the result of a collaboration between the National Education Foundation (NEF), and Open4 Learning with the goal of delivering high-quality, affordable, relevant career pathways and credentials for the 21st century to a million job seekers and career shifters.
With JobReady, NEF and Open4 Learning have brought together a massive collection of top-rated corporate learning courses – available via the web and mobile apps – with proof of learning in the form of digital badges powered by Credly (www.credly.com) and university credentials issued by SUNY Potsdam (www.potsdam.edu).
As the result of scholarships made available by NEF, JobReady is affordable for every job seeker.
JobReady is developing career-aligned course collections from the thousands of courses available, enabling job seekers to follow pathways that lead to jobs and promotions. Initial pathways will include: cybersecurity, data science, project management, leadership, IT skills, business skills and certification prep.
JobReady is the beneficiary of the philanthropy of NEF and its founder and Chairman Dr. Appu Kuttan, whose vision to improve the lives of the underserved through education is matched only by his impressive body of work in realizing that vision in K12 education. He now seeks to extend NEF’s impact to the workforce through this collaboration with Open4 Learning, a leading ed tech innovation and venture development company. Together, the organizations are joining forces to advance the shared goal of job readiness for all.
Dr. Appu Kuttan
Founder and Chairman
National Education Foundation
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