Our Story

Our team has been working side-by-side, sometimes together and sometimes in parallel, to create alternative futures for working learners by reinventing education and workforce development for over two decades.

Founded by CEO Dr. Parminder K. Jassal, the vision for SocialTech.ai was born in the early 2000's and is focused on using practical futures methodologies and innovative social technologies to maximize and scale opportunities for working learners and employers. We are bound together by a belief that a future focused, skills-centric approach is the key to creating a workforce development ecosystem that supports innovative solutions for lifelong success.
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Team Discussing Projects
The Futures Innovation Lab was created to solve problems facing working learners, community colleges and employers by developing solutions such as Unmudl®, a one-stop Skills-to-Jobs Marketplace™, to seamlessly connect learners with jobs in demand through courses offered by community colleges. Using this approach, the Unmudl model was developed to help position forward-thinking community colleges for the future by helping them future proof against a highly disruptive work and learn marketplace.
Unmudl®, the first flagship solution to emerge from the Futures Innovation Lab, is a one-stop Skills-to-Jobs Marketplace™ powered by community colleges to connect working learners and employers. It features courses, credentials and services to help learners build employer-validated skills linked to real-world opportunities leading to higher incomes. Employer-validated courses offer a solution for working learners seeking the highest quality, fastest, most efficient, most direct path to a better job and further learning.
Team Discussing Projects
The Futures Innovation Lab drove the planning and laid the foundation for a solution to the pressing issues facing working learners, community colleges, and employers. This product is Unmudl, a one-stop Course-to-Jobs Marketplace powered by community colleges to connect working learners and employers. Unmudl features courses, credentials and services to help learners build employer-validated skills linked to real-world opportunities leading to higher incomes. Employer-validated courses offer a solution for working learners seeking the highest quality, fastest, most efficient, most direct path to a better job and further learning.

Our Story

Our team has been working side-by-side, sometimes together, sometimes in parallel, for over a decade. Founded by CEO Dr. Parminder K. Jassal in collaboration with Dr. Merrilea Mayo and Julian L. Alssid, SocialTech.ai is focused on scaling the technologies and methodologies we know have made a difference to working learners. We are bound together by a belief that a future focused skills-centric approach to education and workforce development is the key to serving employers and learners alike.

The Futures Innovation Lab drove the planning and laid the foundation for a solution to the pressing issues facing working learners, community colleges, and employers. This product is Unmudl, a one-stop Course-to-Jobs Marketplace powered by community colleges to connect working learners and employers. Unmudl features courses, credentials and services to help learners build employer-validated skills linked to real-world opportunities leading to higher incomes. Employer-validated courses offer a solution for working learners seeking the highest quality, fastest, most efficient, most direct path to a better job and further learning.

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The Futures Innovation Lab

The Unmudl Model

The community college Futures Innovation Lab identified five future forces that have driven the design of the Unmudl Model
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    Seamless Futures

    The most successful education providers will be the ones who seamlessly fuse the physical infrastructure with the convenience of digital in connected colleges, allowing  learners to channel-hop without friction. The future is about joining the numerous dots that constitute the learner journey.
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    Instant Futures

    Learners no longer desire to follow any single fixed path for learning. Their  education journey might start with a click on a website and end with an in-college experience, or begin as window shopping at a campus and end at home with an online purchase. A learner experience where the educational purchasing process is fluid, familiar, and frictionless is the goal.
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    Equitable Futures

    The Unmudl population is aimed at individuals who typically have no degree or other credential and have not had equitable education and career opportunities.
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    Sustainable Futures

    Revenue generation is a must. Community colleges must take their place and command the space to deliver skills, particularly hands-on skills.
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    Collaborative Futures

    Simply being interconnected or part of a network does not guarantee collaborational though it is an important first step. Collaboration will be needed among community colleges  ─ to be able to work together to create and achieve the same goals. 
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"If you don't have a strategy, you're part of someone else's strategy. At the heart of our collaborative work with the nation's most future-focused education and employer organizations across the U.S., we chose to create our own strategy by solving for a future of an equitable sustainable society, and bridging back to today as we create that new future."

- Parminder K. Jassal