School-to-Work Transition and Employment Programs for Youth and Young Adults at Risk in the U.S. and Other OECD Countries: Review of the Literature

By Paula Kahan-Strawczynski, Liat Yurovich, Gabriela Hoffman

Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, 2009

The transition from school to work and preparation for working life are important to all youth and young adults, but particularly to those who have dropped out of or finished school without the diploma or qualifications that are their entry ticket to the working world. The latter may face special difficulty in entering the job market and considerable dependence on welfare services as adults. This review maps school-to-work transition systems for youth and young adults at risk (aged 15-24) in the U.S. and other OECD countries. These include: Programs to promote the employability of youth and young adults at risk who dropped out of the school system; Various models combining academic with vocational studies or education with workplace experience (e.g., apprenticeship), aimed at varied populations from more normative youth to youth at severe risk. The review discusses the advantages and problems of different transition systems and the issues involved in their effective implementation.

Topic: Youth, Young Adults, Vocational Services, Education, Employment, Jobs

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Genre: Report

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Kahan-Strawczynski, Paula. Yurovich, Liat. Hoffman, Gabriela. School-to-Work Transition and Employment Programs for Youth and Young Adults at Risk in the U.S. and Other OECD Countries: Review of the Literature. Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. 2009: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13524


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