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Exploring the Promise of a Continuum Approach to Career Development Systems: Aligning Efforts across Early Childhood and Afterschool and Youth Development

This report offers important insights into how collaboration across sectors can help state and city systems build a more skilled, sustainable workforce that better supports children and youth. It: (1) describes the benefits of a continuum approach--that is, a collaborative approach inclusive of birth to young adult--to career development system building; (2) defines the six components of a career development system; and (3) provides examples of how states are addressing each component using a continuum approach.

Related Topics: 
Systems Building
Capacity building
Early childhood/school-age continuum systems work
Professional Development
Quality Improvement
National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST)
Elizabeth Starr and Ellen Gannett
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16 pages
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