Combining Working & Learning to Pursue Passions, Skills, & Productivity

Posted: November 30th, 2015


(November 25, 2015) By Parminder Jassal, Founding Executive Director, ACT Foundation

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“If you are juggling the demands of life while going to school and working at the same time, you are not alone. In fact according to a study from Georgetown University, you are one of 14 million people in the U.S. who are both active in the labor market and formally enrolled in some form of postsecondary education or training. You are a working learner. For many working learners, the choice—or rather imperative—to work stems from financial need.

But many working learners are also in pursuit of other, equally economically beneficial rewards, such as gaining marketable skills and experiences; professional networking; and enriching their academic learning to get ahead in the 21st century economy. Students and workers are taking control of their own learning, and are doing so in ways that work for them.”

To read more about how students and workers are taking control of their own learning, read the full article by our Founding Executive Director, Parminder Jassal at