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The Profile of a Lifelong Learner is a research-based North Star that helps adult educators, workforce development trainers and employers define, measure and advance the digital and lifelong learning skills adult learners need to be successful in the workforce of today and tomorrow.

Profile Overview

The Profile of a Lifelong Learner was developed with support from experts in adult basic education, workforce development, community colleges, employer partnerships, K-12 schools, career and technical education and edtech. The Profile can be used to help develop personalized curriculum and services to support working learners.

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Profile Courses and Assessment

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Digital skills are essential for success in the modern workforce. Our Profile-backed courses – one for job coaches and a second for job seekers and workers – provide high-quality, low-cost digital skills training that’s future ready.

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Effective assessments play an essential role in helping workers build the digital skills needed to thrive at work. Our Profile-backed assessment can be used to measure digital skills and inform learning strategies.

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Verified Credential

Credentials are a low-cost way for job seekers to clearly communicate their skills, knowledge and experience. Our Profile-backed verified credential can be added to digital wallets, resumes and LinkedIn profiles as part of the job application process.

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Course Preview and Methodology

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Explore the Profile of a Lifelong Learner through the SkillRise microlearning experience. It’s a great introduction to the lifelong learning skills and technology approaches that best support adult learners’ success in the future of work. Designed for mobile use, learners can dive in directly from their phones!

Dive into the Profile of a Lifelong Learner

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The Profile of a Lifelong Learner is built on three research-based pillars: an analysis of peer-reviewed literature exploring the relationship between skills and workforce outcomes, a landscape scan of adult skills frameworks and the student section of the ISTE Standards. Learn more about these pillars by downloading the literature review and landscape scan, and exploring the ISTE Standards.

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Explore the ISTE Standards: Students

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The SkillRise Advisory Panel

  • Kelly Middleton Banks, Manager, Program Implementation, National Association of Workforce Boards
  • David Miyashiro, Superintendent, Cajon Valley School District
  • Neda Anasseri, Coordinator, Technology Projects, Outreach and Technical Assistance Network
  • Josh Copus, Director, JFF Labs
  • Meghan Wills, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Advance CTE
  • Jaime Fall, Director, UpSkill America
  • Heidi Silver-Pacuilla, Adult Education Coordinator Virginia Department of Education, Office of Adult Education
  • Jeff Goumas, Digital Learning Lead, World Education
  • Cindy Read, Deputy Director KentuckianaWorks
  • Sandra Cortez, Dean of Community Education Laredo College