New Report: Connecting Young Adults to Skills and Jobs 

The National Fund just released a comprehensive report on its efforts to prepare young adults for successful employment. Connecting Young Adults to Skills and Jobs documents efforts in more than 10 communities to use industry partnerships to train and place young adults in successful employment.

The Executive Summary briefly presents the report’s key findings on the following themes:

  • The short history of young adult sectoral work;
  • The National Fund’s Young Adult Initiative 
  • Lessons from the communities involved in the YA Initiative; and
  • Recommendations to advance this work.

It also includes the report’s one page summary of strategies based on National Fund collaboratives’ experiences in building YA sector models.

The full report, Connecting Young Adults to Skills and Jobs: Lessons from the National Fund’s Sectoral Strategiesprovides in-depth analysis on the effectiveness of sectoral strategies in connecting young adults to employment and documents a range of local efforts from across the National Fund network.