Learn more about JFF
Learn more about JFF

Advancing the Metaverse for Social Impact  

Innovations in immersive technology create new opportunities for companies, educational institutions, and training providers to build engaging, effective, and affordable systems for training people in simulated environments.



Jobs for the Future (JFF) drives transformation of the American workforce and education systems to achieve equitable economic advancement for all.

JFF is helping grow the market for promising technology solutions poised to generate significant social impact for workers and learners. Working with partners including Meta, SAP, Talespin, and others, we explore and showcase the potential of the metaverse including virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), to connect people to opportunities for learning, work, and economic opportunity. 

Our Approach:


Working with stakeholders from across the ecosystem, we bring evidence-based models and solutions to life.

JFFLabs Immersive Learning Accelerator

We curate solutions that have potential to grow, and leverage our networks of leaders to drive change in systems and distribute tools, resources, and strategies.

SAP “Skill Immersion Lab”

We shape policy that strengthens the labor market at all levels and drives the conversation for education, workforce, and industry leadership nationwide.

Market Scan: Immersive Learning 2020

We invest capital and re-grant resources to incubate new solutions, accelerate innovation, and drive impact.

ETF@JFFLabs Joins Investment Round of Leading Healthcare Immersive Technology

For nearly 40 years, JFF has led the field by designing, scaling, and influencing workforce and education systems.


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"Immersive learning is becoming one of the hottest and most transformational approaches to learning… New tools for VR and AR are transforming technical, managerial, and all elements of soft skills training because they create real-world learning experiences that stick."


Josh Bersin, global industry analyst

Free Resource for Students and Educators: Meta Spark - Augmented Reality Training Curriculum

As part of JFF’s partnership with Meta, we’re excited to share Meta Spark, a series of in-depth training modules designed to prepare learners for careers in augmented reality. These virtual instructor-led lessons provide learners with experience creating augmented reality effects with the Meta Spark Studio, the AR design software that enables creators to build customizable AR experiences to reach viewers using Facebook and Instagram.

The curriculum offers three tiers of training, including an initial contextual grounding module for AR design basics, and subsequent modules that go deeper into design principles and practical applications of the software. The training also comes with study guide materials and practice tests for the Meta Spark professional certification exam that learners can take at the conclusion of the curriculum. 

For instructors seeking to incorporate the trainings into their coursework, the AR in a Box educator portal of the curriculum includes educator content for each training module, with accompanying lesson plans, instructor talking points, homework assignments, subsequent exercises, and more. Contact us if you’d like to learn more, or to gain access to the educator portal.

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