A Decade of Promising Practices

Johnson & Johnson’s highly successful Bridge to Employment (BTE) initiative stems from the use of a common core of scientifically sound school-to-career principles: maintaining high standards of academic learning for all students; providing opportunities for contextual learning; creating links with institutions of higher education; and connecting students with adults in the workplace. This publication explores these and other promising practices.

Education and Career Plan Overview

The Education & Career Plan (ECP) is a user-friendly digital tool that builds on FHI 360’s College and Career Readiness: A Guide for Navigators, which helps both students and Navigators map and track the college- and career-readiness journey. Four versions of the ECP are available, designed to support students pursuing different paths: those in high school, students in 2–year college programs, students in 4–year college and university programs, and those enrolled in certificate programs. Targeted to 21st century needs, the ECP is a living document that integrates college- and career-readiness exploration and preparation in one organized place. By connecting college and career plans, the ECP helps young people identify career interests and goals; connect career goals with specific qualifications, education, and training required for entry into those careers; outline a course plan that helps them meet postsecondary education and career goals; and record activities and accomplishments in both college readiness and career readiness.

To request access, email us at: niwl@fhi360.org

Additional Languages

College & Career Readiness: A Guide For Navigators

This web-based guide describes steps for teachers, counselors, youth workers or mentors to take to guide young people through college and career preparation and success.

Work-Based Learning Guide

This web-based guide provides instructional strategies that engage employers and schools in providing a variety of work-based learning experiences for students.

Reimagining Workforce Policy in the Age of Disruption: A State Guide for Preparing the Future Workforce Now

The Future Workforce Now initiative developed an agenda for U.S. state policy leaders to prepare the workforce, addressing technological disruptions affecting current and future workers and workplaces.

Succeed 2020: Five Years of Accomplishments, 2012-2017

This document summarizes the accomplishments of Succeed 2020.

A Commitment to Catalyzing Change: Case Studies of WiSTEM2D Implementation in 2019 (Executive Summary)

This executive summary shares findings about the Women in STEM2D initiative’s influence on girls’ perceptions about STEM2D.

A Commitment to Catalyzing Change: Case Studies of WiSTEM2D Implementation in 2019

This case study report shares findings about the Women in STEM2D initiative’s influence on girls’ perceptions about STEM2D.

From Surviving to Thriving

This paper offers programmatic solutions for education and employment for young people impacted by the U.S. justice system. These best practices were informed by work from the Compass Rose Collaborative.

National Institute for Work and Learning (NIWL) Factsheet

This fact sheet profiles the work of FHI 360’s National Institute for Work and Learning (NIWL), which focuses on two key drivers of individual well-being: education and employment.