Ready for Work: Young Adults’ Transition from School to Work

Strong vocational education and training systems result in better rate of youth engagement in the economy


by Jennifer Craw

Strong vocational education and training systems result in better rate of youth engagement in the economyStrong vocational education and training systems in the Netherlands, Switzerland and Germany give students the skills they need to more easily transition into the workforce, resulting in a much better rate of youth in engaged in work and learning. Each of these countries has a lower rate of youth ages 15 to 29 not in employment, education or training (NEET) than does the U.S. Find out what a world-class vocational education system looks and how the U.S. can build one in the recently released book Vocational Education and Training for a Global Economy: Lessons from Four Countries, edited by Marc Tucker.