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Equip 3 Lessons Learned: Experiences in Livelihoods,Literacy, and Leadership in Youth Programs in 26 Countries
The USAID-funded Educational Quality Improvement Program (EQUIP3) was designed to improve earning, learning, and skill development opportunities for out-of-school youth in developing countries. EQUIP3 programs have engaged in services and instruction that support young people in considering their economic future—as employees, entrepreneurs, or participants in small-scale livelihood activities. This guide provides an analysis of the lessons learned over a period of 9 years, case studies, and strategies to assist programs in the U.S. to adapt successful strategies and vice-versa.
In addition to a range of other resources, the Kids.gov website includes a section devoted to jobs & careers. The section includes videos from individuals in a range of jobs/occupations explaining their work. In addition, the section provides links to industry sites, such as the aviation industry, where they can learn more about the requirements for the industry as well as educational requirements.
Developed by the National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability, this guide is designed to help youth with disabilities to think through their potential work and career choices, as well as to plan and develop strategies for workforce entry.
A guide developed by the American Institutes for Research to help states explore the complex challenges inherent in facilitating cross-systems alignment through ongoing collaboration. Questions in the Guide borrows from the systems research base derived from within and outside the field of education.
A guide based on findings from a study of career programs in Pennsylvania with descriptions of promising programs and strategies for overcoming barriers. The guide is intended to be useful to people who want to design or improve career-related programming for youth during out-of-school time.
A partnership between Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the Gap Foundation, this guide provides teens with practical training and information about getting their first job and developing the skills needed to keep the job. The guide also has activities to help youth think about future career ambitions, and map out a plan to help them get there.
This handout lists and describes the Common Career Technical Core (CCTC), the result of a state-led initiative to establish a set of rigorous, high-quality benchmark standards for Career Technical Education (CTE) that states can voluntarily adopt. Forty-two states, the District of Columbia and Palau have supported the development stage of the CCTC.
This publication is a toolkit that describes the After School Apprenticeship Program (ASAP), an after-school strategy that connects teens with career experts, and builds real-world skills that prepare them for college and careers.