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ERIC Number: ED560801
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
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Creating Pathways to Employment: The Role of Youth/industry Partnerships in Preparing Low-Income Youth and Young Adults for Careers in High-Demand Industries. Executive Summary
Grobe, Terry; Martin, Nancy; Steinberg, Adria
Jobs For the Future
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions and Jobs for the Future, with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, launched the Youth/Industry Partnership Initiative (YIPI), to learn how employer-led industry partnerships could addressing the crisis of youth unemployment--7 percent of American youth (age 16-24) are neither in school or working--while helping employers find skilled workers in high-demand sectors. YIPI explored how industry partnerships can be harnessed to create employment pathways aligned with employer needs that offer a clear sequence of education coursework, training credentials, and job placement in high-demand sectors to generate improved outcomes for older youth and benefits to participating employers. YIPI supported three National Fund collaboratives to investigate this work--in Boston, Hartford, and Seattle--and the key lesson that emerged is the importance of a collective, place-based effort driven by employers and industry partnerships, and also relying on community providers and education/training providers, to build high-quality employer-connected pathways. [For the executive summary, see ED560800.]
Jobs for the Future. 88 Broad Street 8th Floor, Boston, MA 02110. Tel: 617-728-4446; Fax: 617-728-4857; e-mail: info@jff.org; Web site: http://www.jff.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Rockefeller Foundation
Authoring Institution: Jobs for the Future; National Fund for Workforce Solutions (NFWS)