Each week, CERIC is on the lookout for the latest reports related to career development. Here are three that we found interesting this week:
Young people not in employment, education or training: What did they do in the past 12 months? (Statistics Canada)
Young people (aged 15 to 29) who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) are often considered to be more vulnerable than their peers, as they may face a risk of becoming disengaged or socially excluded, and could miss out on gaining skills or experience in the labour market. This is the first study to examine the main activities of NEET 15- to 29-year-olds over a 12-month period using Labour Force Survey data.
The Economic Benefits and Costs of a Liberal Arts Education (The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation)
Recently, liberal arts higher education has been under increasing attack for being of questionable value. This paper reviews the existing research on the economic benefits and costs of a liberal arts education to individuals and society more broadly, summarizing what we know and what we would like to know as we think about the future.
Opportunity Works: Four Ways to Help Young Adults Find Pathways to Success (JFF)
Amidst continued concerns about the fate of low-income young adults in today’s rapidly changing economy, Opportunity Works demonstrated four key strategies for national initiatives that aim to improve their education and employment outcomes.
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