Nancy Hoffman takes us on a tour of countries that do an impressive job preparing their youth for careers through programs that situate learning in the workplace. As a country struggling with persistent high school dropout rates, achievement gaps, and the lowest youth employment rate in six decades, the United States should closely examine the policies of those countries that the author highlights: they point clearly to how we can do a better job preparing youth, particularly disadvantaged youth, for the world of work in our complex society. Betsy Brand, executive director, American Youth Policy Forum"
About the Author
Nancy Hoffman is a vice president and senior advisor at Jobs for the Future. Stanley S. Litow is Vice President of Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs at IBM and president of IBM s International Foundation."