ERIC Number: ED263276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Five-Year Dilemma.
National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.
This booklet on youth employment explores what States can do and are doing to expand employment opportunities and prepare youth for work. The solutions presented cut across the traditional lines separating education policy from employment and training policy. Coordinated action needed in both areas are identified, and an overview of problems, programs, and research is presented. First, States are challenged to respond to the high rates of youth employment by developing strategies which: create flexible learning opportunities; inform youth about career options; broaden services to support career exploration and job search by youth; expand the number and range of employment opportunities; and mobilize a wide spectrum of services by earmarking State resources for youth. Next, statistics are provided on youth and their status in the labor market, and various State program models that have already been implemented are described. The remainder of the report focuses on how States can tackle the problems of coordinating services for youth from different agencies and different funding streams. (KH)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.