Our Success Is Our Graduates: Case Study of Year Up: A Career Advancement Model for Low-Income Young Adults
Radha Roy Biswas
The Right Jobs: Identifying Career Advancement Opportunities for Low-Skilled Workers, a guide for workforce development practitioners.Year Up, an innovative technology training program, prepares and places low-income, urban young adults in entry-level IT jobs while also preparing them for college. Since its founding in 2000, Year Up has produced outstanding results for its students. The program targets recent high school graduates and GED recipients between the ages of 18 and 24 who are either unemployed or trapped in dead-end jobs. It provides them with an intensive year of technical, professional, and business communications training. It also provides an internship experience, college credit, and a high degree of personal and academic support.