Research Report Youth Apprenticeship: A Hopeful Approach for Improving Outcomes for Baltimore Youth
Robert I. Lerman, Arnold Packer
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The transitions of American youth from school to career have proved problematic for decades, especially for young men of color. Baltimore’s youth have experienced chronic problems in graduating from high school and finding employment. One in four students fails to graduate high school within five years. This report argues that youth apprenticeship offers a sound strategy for improving school and career outcomes for Baltimore’s youth. It describes how apprenticeship has proved effective in a range of contexts, including current state programs in Georgia and Wisconsin and comparable European programs and how a youth apprenticeship program could be fashioned in Baltimore.
Research Areas Education
Tags Secondary education Job training Youth employment and training Neighborhoods and youth development Opportunity and ownership Inequality and mobility Beyond high school: education and training Apprenticeships Youth development
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population
Cities Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD