Connecting young adults to skills and jobs: lessons from the National Fund's sectoral strategies

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Author: Spangler, Don; O'Sullivan, Kate


The National Fund for Workforce Solutions promotes strategies that use sector or industry partnerships to support young adults in developing in-demand skills, preparing for a successful career, and securing a job. This report documents emerging practices from the National Fund's young adult (YA) work to date, and also provides a context for understanding the status of young adult sectoral work nationally. Specifically, the report: (1) describes the short history of young adult sectoral work; (2) highlights aspects of the National Fund's YA Initiative; (3) lifts up lessons from the...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Skills and knowledge; Employment; Workforce development; Providers of education and training; Industry; Quality

Keywords: Workforce planning; Skill development; Employability; Young worker; Entry into working life; Transition from education and training to employment; Partnership in education and training; Education industry relationship; Best practice

Geographic subjects: United States; North America

Published: Washington, District of Columbia: National Fund for Workforce Solutions, 2017

Physical description: iii, 35 p. (report) + [12] p. (executive summary)

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This research was supported by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 128.180

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