Work-based Learning Policy: For Out-of-School Youth and Disadvantaged Adults

There is a demand for employees to fill middle-skill jobs- jobs that don't require a bachelor's degree but do require some form of postsecondary education- yet many low-skill, low-wage workers don't have acess to these job oppurtunities. This toolkit from the National Skills Coalition examines key policies that support the growth of work-based learning for out-of-school youth and disadvantaged adults and provides a legislative template for state work-based learning policies that target these populations. A useful tool for state leaders looking to expand work-based learning oppurtunities for each learner, the toolkit draws on examples of current state policies and local practices from Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, North Carolina and Mississippi that expand work-based learning for out-of-school-youth and disadvantaged adults.