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ERIC Number: ED560783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Promising Practices in Young Adult Employment: Lessons Learned from Manufacturing and Automotive Career Pathway Programs
Wagner, Stacey
Jobs For the Future
The National Fund'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 focuses on promising findings from automotive and manufacturing programs supported by the Milwaukee Area Workforce Funding Alliance, the Dan River Regional Collaborative, and Workforce Central?. Drawing from these programs, this report considers which program characteristics fostered success and how other cities can design similar programs. The identified primary commonalities in this brief make their approaches to youth employment replicable: (1) workforce development aligned with economic development; (2) industry partnerships engaged in on-the-job training, internships, and apprenticeships; (3) enhanced teaching methods based on new requisite skills and employer demands; and (4) industry partnerships and education and training providers working together to engage students and graduates as participants in an employment talent pipeline.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Adult Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Fund for Workforce Solutions (NFWS)
Identifiers - Location: Virginia; Wisconsin