As the economy struggles to recover from the pandemic and the ensuing volatility and labor shortages, leaders in the field of young adult talent development are seeing a need to develop approaches that address the training needs of employers and young adults equally. This brief explores how personalized learning approaches can be used to support and balance the interests of the supply and demand sides in young adult talent development.
Millions of young adults who lost jobs in the pandemic are still either unemployed or working in low-wage jobs that don’t cover their basic needs. This report highlights four strategies to guide talent developers to navigate the rapidly changing labor market, so they can help young adults secure higher-paying jobs with opportunities for advancement.
This brief provides an overview of the burgeoning short-term credential marketplace for young adult talent developers—the community-based organizations that work with young people ages 16 to 24 who are not in school or working. Many of these young adults are seeking a faster and less costly route into the labor market than a traditional college degree.