Bridging the Education & Employment Gap

The Future of LearningTM

Welcome to NLET

NLET is a California-based research and development non-profit focused on systems-level changes in mathematics learning, state K-12 data, learner records and the education-to-employment pipeline. NLET believes these are key levers for both academic and career success. The organization works across sectors with researchers, education experts, education technology providers, universities and community colleges, while scaling promising technologies that lead to equitable learning or employment outcomes.

NLET Releases “Newest Economy” Paper

In The Newest Economy: Welcome to the Credential Currency Revolution, Gordon Freedman, NLET’s president, examines the discontinuity between high schools, community colleges, career and technical education, and workforce development programs and their alignment and linkages to high demand jobs and careers. The paper suggests moving beyond the current array of offerings and labor market tools to a marketplace solution using modern technology and data analytics to link credentials (badges, certifications, degrees) to hiring outcomes.

The paper is a collaboration among NLET, Credential Engine, Southern Regional Economic Board (SREB) and GoEducate, Inc. who together are building a Credential Alliance to further the work described in the report.

“The Math Problem” Report

National University, a nonprofit open access institution in San Diego, and NLET have released ”The Math Problem: Removing the Math Barrier to College Completion” by noted education writer Richard Lee Colvin.

The Math Problem surveys California’s bold experiment with ending college placement tests for mathematics and eliminating developmental math courses that offer no credit and severely limit students from achieving their education goals. In their place, the California Community Colleges and the California State University campuses are experimenting with multiple measures for placement, redesigning math pathways and doubling-down on just-in-time support for students, including corequisite math courses.

National Laboratory for Education Transformation ”NLET”

NLET is a research, development and evaluation-based California nonprofit (501c3) where extraordinary individuals and organizations work together to try to understand and unite the pieces of the education, training, personal learning and employment puzzle that need to be united to truly change student success, college completion and access to well-paying jobs.