Building a Skilled and Educated Workforce - Exploring Multiple Pathways to Community College for Out-of-School Youth

Posted by - On March 12, 2008 (EST)

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2012, over 40 percent of the factory jobs will require post secondary education and 90 percent of the fastest growing jobs require post-secondary education and training. Whether it is community college; a vocational program; the military; an apprenticeship; or a 4-year university, post-secondary education is becoming less an option than a necessity in order to compete in this 21st century global economy. There is more than one way to get to college; however, many young people, and those who are working with them, are not informed of these options. This 90 minute webinar will focus on established pathways that programs can utilize to connect out-of-school youth, and those youth at-risk of dropping out of school, to post-secondary educational opportunities. Though there are many paths, we will hear from experts that will address Dual Enrollment; GED programs; the Early College Model; and the Ability-to-Benefit test. This webinar will discuss the benefits and challenges of connecting youth to education and the workforce through these models and where to find these models in your local system. Join us as we learn how to strengthen pathways to college for young people.

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