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ERIC Number: ED628208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2023-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reinventing High Schools: The Importance of Exposing Every Young Person to the World of Work
Maag, Taylor
Progressive Policy Institute
Ascend Indiana is a nonprofit intermediary organization that connects Hoosiers to in-demand careers and regional employers to skilled talent, fostering cross-sector partnerships, building capacity, and developing insights that enable system-level change to transform the career trajectory of youth and adults in the community. As part of their efforts, Ascend partnered with EmployIndy, the local workforce board, to offer the Modern Apprenticeship Program (MAP). MAP is a three-year program designed to prepare Central Indiana high school students for the workforce with paid, hands-on experiences that complement their traditional academic coursework. This brief calls on policymakers to elevate innovative approaches across the country, like MAP in Indianapolis, that can be replicated and scaled. It also offers policy recommendations, calling on leaders to adopt solutions that: ensure every high school student can participate in high-quality work-based learning, boost public investment, and make these resources more effective and build strong cross-sector partnerships, which are critical for these efforts to succeed. This work is more important now than ever to ensure the nation's education system creates paths to greater economic opportunity and avoids leaving millions of young people behind, especially those who don't go to college.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Progressive Policy Institute (PPI)
Identifiers - Location: Indiana (Indianapolis); Delaware; Colorado; Rhode Island
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A