Career Learning for Adult Self-Sufficiency (CLASS)

Connecting At-Risk Youth to Promising Occupations

Posted by Maisha Meminger - On April 30, 2013 (EST)

Promising occupations for at-risk youth provide sufficient compensation and could put them on a path to becoming independent adults. To identify promising occupations, this brief examined four key features: 1) median earnings level, 2) education and training pre-requisites, 3) projected growth in labor-market demand, and 4) potential for individual advancement. Based on these criteria, opportunities in two fields are highlighted – health care and construction. A number of work-based learning and career pathway programs are also discussed, including ACF’s Health Profession Opportunity Grants program. This brief was written as part of ACF’s Youth Demonstration Development project being conducted by Mathematica Policy Research and the Chapin Hall Center for Children.

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On May 01, 2013  Sidney Gilman said:
Condensed Curriculum International, est 1993 in association with Pearson Education has online healthcare courses for national certification. College is not for everyone but you do need a high school diploma or ged. Taking one of these digital courses while in high school reduces the dropout rate dramatically because these courses grasp the interest of the students. Jobs are plentiful in the healthcare field. These courses are also available at many community colleges and universities for students who like education “the old way”. Instructors are actually mentors since they are practicing healthcare professionals. Sidney B. Gilman, President Link: Ph:1-800-441-8748

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