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ERIC Number: ED560774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Promising Practices in Young Adult Employment: Lessons Learned from EMT Career Pathway Programs
Leung, Loh-Sze
Jobs For the Future
The National Fund for Workforce Solution's Young Adult Initiatives aim to test and implement new strategies for targeting America's young adults and share this information so that employers and workforce development can join forces in investing in the millions of young adults across the nation. This case study will focus on challenges and opportunities for young adults in emergency medical services, a part of the health care sector that includes emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics. Specifically, this case study highlights EMT training partnerships implemented by CareerWorks: Greater Newark Workforce Funders Collaborative in New Jersey and the Bay Area Workforce Funding Collaborative (BAWFC) in California. It also integrates lessons learned from a similar project implemented several years ago by SkillWorks: Partners for a Productive Workforce in Boston, Massachusetts. While only the BAWFC specifically limited recruitment for this program to young adults, all of the collaboratives recruited and enrolled a significant proportion of young adults in their EMT training programs. The goal of this report is to share lessons learned and draw conclusions aimed at informing future efforts to train and prepare young adults for emergency medical services (EMS) or similar career pathways.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Fund for Workforce Solutions (NFWS)
Identifiers - Location: California; Massachusetts; New Jersey