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​If you are an employer, college or university, or workforce agency that believes there is a better way to structure solutions to meet the needs of working learners, let's talk. 

An Innovative Work-and-Learn Model Gains Momentum as Employers Look to Fill Talent Gaps

A new case study analyzes an innovative approach to supporting students navigating the complexities of simultaneous work and learning. The paper also highlights the promise of this new model in the wake of COVID-19. 


We believe that education and careers should be integrated to serve working learners and enable them to improve their social and economic well-being. This is at the core of our work. We believe it is time to develop more elastic models of education and work that holistically meet the needs of working learners.

Through advocacy, research, and strategy, we work with you to help create new ways to serve working learners to acquire and use the life and career-relevant skills they need to compete in the talent marketplace and improve their economic opportunity and social mobility.


If you are in the business of "developing people" and are looking for a partner who will assist you to focus your vision and build capacity, reach out to us. We will tell you how we might assist. And equally important, if we're not the right people, we will suggest others who are. Your success is what is most important to us.


We advocate for common-sense, learner-centered policies, and practices that eliminate barriers to success. We actively promote recognition of all prior learning and propose new "learn and earn" models.

As learner advocates, we promote policies and practices that place working learners at the center of solutions. We look to the future of learning and work and what organizations must do now to prepare for the inevitable challenges people and organizations will face in a dynamic learning economy.


It's hard to know which way to go without insights and a broad understanding of a field. We specialize in case studies and qualitative research to help you determine how to better serve working learners through a deeper understanding of where existing "pockets of innovation" are already making an impact.


Often these pockets of innovation exist within your organization as well as in similar organizations. They may also exist in other fields or types of organizations and you may not know how the work could inform your efforts. With our research approach and rich network, we can help you find the people and knowledge to tap into to create your own solutions.


Strategy is a much-used phrase today. We break it down for you and make it simple. What are you going to actually do to achieve your goals?


ED2WORK can help you develop a clear, simple strategic approach to achieving the goals you have set forth for working learners. We believe in agile strategy that includes new ways of organizing your work and using knowledge to inform and continuously improve your efforts.

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​If you are an employer, a college or university, or a workforce agency who, like us, believes there is a better way to structure a work and education system that meets the needs of working learners, let's talk. We can help further your mission through fresh thinking, research and insights, and strategic action.


We aim to positively impact how and where people learn and work. See how we’re delivering on that promise.

New White Paper Highlights Innovative Work-and-Learn Model for High School Students in Maryland

Oct 19, 2020

A new ED2WORK white paper by ED2WORK's Marie Cini and Steven Taylor analyzes a novel high school for working students in Montgomery County, Maryland, the TranZed Academy for Working Students (TAWS). The authors highlight how and why today’s students can benefit from simultaneous work and learning when intentionally designed to complement one another. The paper shares how a collaboration of leaders across government, education, and business came together to develop a new model to support the growing number of students for whom the traditional high school model no longer works.

New Article by ED2WORK Leadership Offers Insights on Supporting Workers in the Gig Economy

October 2, 2020

A new article by ED2WORK CEO, Steven Taylor, and Chief Strategy Officer, Marie Cini, provides insights on what a growing gig economy means for employers, the talent marketplace, and what's needed for gig workers and freelancers to succeed in an increasingly competitive labor market. The authors suggest a national policy discussion is needed to support gig economy workers.

Re-Engineering Higher Ed for Working Students: A New 'Real Clear Education' Article by ED2WORK's Chief Strategy Officer Marie Cini and Advisory Council Member Eric Bing

Aug 26, 2020

In a new Real Clear Education article, ED2WORK chief strategy officer, Marie Cini, and advisory council member Eric Bing share how colleges can address the COVID-19 challenges head-on by employing strategic blended learning, short-term credentials, and PLA strategies to better serve the students who need postsecondary education the most.

National Study Points to the Importance of Academic Advising and Clear Communication to Ease the Credit Transfer Process

Jul 27, 2020

In a new study, Wendy Kilgore of AACRAO, Steven Taylor of ED2WORK and ACE, and Karina Pineda of ACE explore how students around the U.S. experience the credit transfer process. The study point to the importance of academic advising and clear communication from institutions. It also highlights transfer students' opinions about the application and award of their transfer credit, the enablers and barriers to their successful transfer of credit, and how they felt about the credits that did not transfer.


Ed2Work Solutions, LLC

Washington, DC


​​​We mobilize educators, talent leaders, and learner advocates to equip people with the skills they need to succeed in future work and learning environments.

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