How Sectoral Initiatives Can Help to Solve the Youth Unemployment Problem
09/01/2014 - 12/29/2014
Sectoral initiatives address the common needs of employers in an industry by bringing together government, education, workforce development, economic development, labor, and other community organizations to focus on the workforce needs of that industry. Little is known about the extent to which sectoral initiatives have engaged in any activities focused on the employment problems of disconnected youth. This study reviewed literature on past or current programs that may have facilitated the involvement of sectoral initiatives in youth labor market development, identified barriers and facilitators to this strategy, and suggested policy levers and incentives for increasing the pipeline of disconnected youth in addressing the skill needs of industry.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT; Industry studies; WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT; Public training programs; On the job training