ERIC Number: ED457350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Youth Councils and Career Development. Trends and Issues Alert No. 27.
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) requires Workforce Investment Boards (WIBs) to establish Youth Councils as a sub-group focused on low-income youth at risk, ages 14-21, who face barriers to school completion. Youth Councils present an opportunity to develop a comprehensive employment and training system. The WIA's vision of a comprehensive system has 10 essential elements that contribute to life/career development, including work experience, leadership development, counseling and support of caring adults and peers, meaningful connections to education and employment, community service, and sustained follow-up support. The challenge for Youth Councils is not to continue existing patterns of resource allocation, but to seize the opportunity to help youth at risk avoid self-destructive behaviors, develop skills, and build personal and professional support systems for their future careers. (Contains 19 resources that provide guidance for establishing Youth Councils and developing programs.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Education Work Relationship, Educationally Disadvantaged, Federal Legislation, High Risk Students, Individual Development, Leadership Training, Low Income Groups, Postsecondary Education, Potential Dropouts, Secondary Education, Self Destructive Behavior, Service Learning, Services, Work Experience Programs, Youth Programs
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Workforce Investment Act 1998