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Vulnerable Youth: Employment and Job Training Programs.

Publication Year: 
2012
Personal Author: 
Fernandes-Alcantara, Adrienne L.
Corporate Author: 
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
Federal Publication/Policy
Page Count: 
46

This report provides an overview of federal employment programs for vulnerable young people. It begins with a discussion of the current challenges in preparing all youth today for the workforce. The report then provides a chronology of job training and employment programs for at-risk youth that began in the 1930s and were expanded or modified from the 1960s through the 1990s. It goes on to discuss the five youth programs authorized under WIA, and draws comparisons between these programs. Following this section is a detailed discussion of each of the programs. This report accompanies two CRS reports -- CRS Report R40930, Vulnerable Youth: Issues in the Reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act; and CRS Report R40830, Vulnerable Youth: Federal Funding for Summer Job Training and Employment. (Author abstract)

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