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Reimagining the School to Career Experience
Time:9:00 am - 11:00 am
Reimagine the School to Career Experience for Transfer High School Students
JobsFirstNYC and New Visions for Public Schools are excited to invite you to a discussion about our joint demonstration project, which aims to reimagine the school to career transition for Transfer High School Students. Transfer school students are off track to graduate and most at risk of joining the out-of-school, out-of-work young adult population.
The goal of this briefing is to share our new innovative approach to improving postsecondary and employment outcomes for off-track high school students by building partnerships between schools and workforce development organizations. Collaboration will be essential in addressing the systemic challenges and ensuring New York City’s most at-risk students are career ready and have access to postsecondary and employment opportunities.
Our demonstration project leverages the small school design of Transfer High Schools, which include intensive wrap around support services and internship stipends for students, and enhances partnerships between schools and workforce development entities with expertise in and connections to the world of work.
JobsFirstNYC and New Visions for Public Schools are building such partnerships between 12 Transfer High Schools within the New Visionsnetwork, and high-performing workforce development institutions, and community colleges with a track record of successfully supporting out-of-school, out-of-work young adults to enter careers. By building structural and sustainable partnerships between high schools and these workforce development entities, this demonstration project focuses on increasing opportunities for students in the following ways:
- Embedding career awareness and exploration opportunities for all students;
- Integrating advanced career development into the school design; and
- Building bridge programs to post-secondary opportunities in high-growth sectors for students after they graduate high school.
This project has initial multi-year support from three anchor partners: the New York Community Trust, The Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation, and the James and Judith K. Dimon Foundation’s HERE to HERE Fund.