This annual review summarizes the work and accomplishments of the National Institute for Work and Learning across the areas of college and career readiness, workforce development, and research and evaluation. It references major projects, publications and events, and uses data to demonstrate outputs and, where possible, outcomes. The review also mentions new work won and our agenda for 2022.
A New Justice Paradigm: Collaborative Approaches for an Equitable System, explores the justice system from the perspective of criminal justice practitioners and young adults aged 18 to 24 who have been impacted by the justice system. We take this approach both to understand better— at the ground level—the system that exists and to help imagine a more supportive, more efficacious, and more equitable alternative. Some of the striking elements of the current justice system include the overwhelmingly disproportionate representation of young Black males in the system and the tragedy of how trauma has affected their young lives. Institutional inflexibility, from first contact with law enforcement through incarceration, limits young people’s chances to break the cycle of poverty and to pursue work and learning opportunities that could enrich their lives and their communities.
Spark WiSTEM2D promotes the valuable involvement of volunteers and youth navigators to inspire young people in the STEM2D subjects and 21st-century careers around the world. Designed as an essential resource for volunteers, Spark WiSTEM2D: defines STEM2D principles and philosophy, provides information and statistics on the U.S. STEM labor market and diversity of career options, and highlights research-based strategies and tips for engaging and interacting with girls and young women.
Over 4,000 students and countless volunteers have passed through BTE over our 25 years. We have collected their stories and distilled lessons from them for the future of the program.
The Spanish-language version of “Celebrating the BTE Story: 25 Years, 25 Lessons.” In honor of BTE’s 25th Anniversary, we conducted a study to isolate 25 lessons from BTE program implementation. This report illustrates our findings.
In honor of BTE’s 25th Anniversary, we conducted a study to isolate 25 lessons from BTE program implementation. This report illustrates our findings.
Motivated by low academic achievement and the unacceptable number of young people leaving school before graduation, Johnson & Johnson established its Bridge to Employment (BTE) initiative in 1992. Written to coincide with BTE’s 20th anniversary, this report takes a look at BTE’s timeline, model, and some individual success stories.
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.
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.
This document summarizes the accomplishments of Succeed 2020.