High School Career Pathways Offer a Promising Approach for Economic Recovery from COVID-19

Low-income young workers in service-sector jobs have felt first-hand the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. This report explores how 10 states participating in the New Skills for Youth Initiative addressed designing and implementing pathways for high school students. It reflects findings from interviews with educators, business leaders, student advisors, community partners, and other key stakeholders which took place from June 2017 to June 2020. The report also covers pathway options for younger workers and how they gain work experience through internships, apprenticeships, and other work-based learning opportunities.
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Education and Training
Career Pathways
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Youth in Transition
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