Provoking Valuable Conversations | MIT J-WEL

Provoking Valuable Conversations

Through active events and communications channels, we host discussions that advance our understanding of pressing challenges in workplace learning for workers and organizations.


J-WEL Weeks

Twice a year, the three J-WEL Collaboratives - pK-12, Higher Education, and Workforce Learning - convene for relevant presentations, research briefs, hands-on exercises, panels, and workshops on the MIT campus. Throughout the program, in collaboration with MIT faculty and staff, members are exposed to new education research and explore mechanisms for implementation within a variety of contexts. In the most recent J-WEL Week, we engaged in an experiment: uniting educators and corporate HR executives in a structured process to “hack” the school-to-job transition. Learn more about the upcoming J-WEL Week (March 30-April 2).

Purpose-Driven Convenings

In addition to J-WEL Weeks, Workforce Learning hosts conferences and workshops throughout the year.

On March 4, 2020, we will convene leaders across edtech, industry, academia, and government to engage in an agenda setting workshop, Human Skills: From Conversations to Convergence. At this full day event, we’ll learn from experts who are pioneering novel ways of teaching and measuring human skills, and take this opportunity to determine how we might move towards a common understanding about how to train and assess these skills across the workforce ecosystem. Learn more.


These digitally-delivered seminars and workshops include early results and robust research findings from current projects, as well as interviews with chief learning officers and other experts in the workforce learning space. Learn more.


We talk with leaders in academia, edtech, and beyond about the ways people learn. Learn more.