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ERIC Number: EJ888196
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1527-1803
WorkReady Philadelphia: Preparing Youth for Job Readiness
Pawlowski, Brett
Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), v85 n3 p46-48 Mar 2010
One of the great concerns of the business community involves the workforce pipeline: employers want to be sure that new entries into the labor pool, whether from the K-12 or postsecondary systems, are prepared for the jobs that await them. In Philadelphia, business and community leaders have joined forces to give students workplace learning opportunities. Since its founding 10 years ago, the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board (PWIB) has worked to align the skills of the region's labor force across age levels to meet the needs of employers in the area. The PWIB Youth Council therefore designed a multifaceted program called WorkReady Philadelphia to help area youth, ages 14 to 21, gain direct exposure to the world of work and develop the skills needed to thrive in the workplace. This article discusses the several components and the different programs under the WorkReady Philadelphia program that support workforce development of youth. (Contains 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania