Building Workforce Skills in Afterschool

Today's learners must gain not only the technical skills but also the employability and socio-emotional competencies to be prepared for the world of work. Afterschool programs in elementary, middle and high school can be a useful mechanism to help learners build critical skills and prepare for their future careers. This brief from Afterschool Alliance explores the potential of afterschool programs, examining case studies in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Miami, Florida; Salina, Kansas; Columbia, South Carolina; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and New Haven, Connecticut, and unpacks how exemplar programs in these areas are helping learners explore career options and gain critical workforce skills. 

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November 2017