In Canada and elsewhere, a great deal of research has described patterns of youth unemployment and difficulties in youth school to work transitions. Much of this work focused on the types of barriers facing particular groups of youths who, in turn, become marginalized in relation to labour markets access, career development and society. The Following the Success project uses a dynamic approach that takes into account how both youth and employers learn in the face of marginalizing factors within youth employment.
Following the Success - Promising Workplace Learning Practices in Marginalized Youth Employment
Labour - Community Training Collaborations
The report examines training/learning partnerships between labour and community-based agencies. Training/learning partnerships between unions and community groups vary in nature and purpose. They are usually developed to meet a variety of needs and outcomes including: • Access to workplace training and learning opportunities for a specific group such as immigrants and/or internationally educated/trained workers • Access to funding that one partner might not be able to receive alone • Collective expertise to direct a project or initiative