All kids deserve an equal opportunity to prepare for life after high school. But it is critical that young people develop skills and have experiences that help them prepare for all of the different paths that could be available to them.
By 2020, 60 percent of all jobs will require education and/or training beyond high school, and if the lack of a skilled workforce is not addressed the U.S. economy will face a shortage of 5 million workers. Many U.S. employers say the inability to find qualified workers is their biggest obstacle to growth.
Every day, Boys & Girls Clubs prepare youth to achieve success in work and life. Clubs focus on the development of soft and hard skills that are transferable across industries while creating access to real-life career experiences, and in some cases, place teens in part-time jobs and graduates in valuable careers.
To learn more about Workforce Readiness, view an in-depth breakdown here.
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