ERIC Number: ED486162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Profiles of Partnerships, Programs, and Practices to Illustrate the U.S. Employment and Training Administration's New Vision for Youth Services
Jobs for the Future
The number of high school age students who do not complete high school is receiving increased attention as a serious challenge facing our educational and workforce systems. Moreover, the magnitude of the problem is becoming clear at the same time as a consensus is emerging that education beyond high school is critical to economic self-sufficiency and success in today?s knowledge-intensive economy. As recently as two decades ago, young people without education beyond high school could reasonably expect to get family-sustaining work in service or manufacturing operations; today they face lives of economic struggle, virtually shut out from jobs that would allow them to build assets and support children of their own. This paper offers a series of profiles developed by Jobs for the Future of on-the-ground partnerships, programs, and practices that illustrate aspects of ETA?s new vision for youth services. The intent is to provide the WIA youth system with illustrations of the feasibility and desirability of the directions set out in the ETA Vision Paper by looking to the field for examples of these strategic approaches in action.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Sponsor: Department of Labor, Washington, DC.Department of Education, Washington, DC.; Department of Justice, Washington, DC.; Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Jobs for the Future, Boston, MA.