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White Papers include a synthesis of research on policy, programs, and practices. Definitions and references are included. Topics are wide ranging moving from youth development and leadership to universal design strategies to how to organize workforce development programs to better serve employers.

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Career-Focused Services for Students with Disabilities at Community Colleges

Mar 20, 2009 Publication
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This is a case study of community college efforts to meet local workforce needs of employers while promoting career opportunities for students, including those with disabilities.

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Comprehensive Career Planning and Its Role in the Competitive Global Economy

Jan 04, 2009 Publication
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White paper chronicling gaps and inconsistencies in career guidance services for youth, as well as the lack of measures for career development and guidance services in America.

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Mentoring: Strategies to Support Expansion of Diversity in the Workforce

Jan 01, 2009 Publication
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This white paper recommendations focus on private, non-profit, and public sector mentoring strategies that, when …

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Improving Transition Outcomes of Youth with Disabilities by Increasing Access to Apprenticeship Opportunities

This white paper provides an overview of the apprenticeship system in the United States, explores …

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Toward Universal Access in the Workforce Development System

Aug 04, 2005 Publication
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Paper exploring the concepts of “universal service” and “universal design” in the context of disability and workforce public policy and the United States’ One Stop system.

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Youth Development & Youth Leadership: A Background Paper

Jun 16, 2004 Publication
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This paper aims to assist youth service practitioners, administrators, and policymakers in defining, differentiating, and providing youth development and youth leadership programs and activities.

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