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Afterschool Workforce Development Strategies: From Recruitment to Career Pathways, 2009
Jul 01, 2009
Download file: afterschool_brief_072009.pdf
Currently, 137,000 positions are available within the afterschool workforce in California, the equivalent of nearly 75 percent of the elementary teacher workforce or all police and firefighters in California combined. The annual rate of workforce turnover in afterschool, however, reaches or exceeds 40 percent. Fortunately, there are ways to tailor afterschool workforce development strategies to meet local needs and leverage available resources. The pilot projects described in this brief have developed unique partnerships that can be replicated. Many take into account that an afterschool job is exactly the right kind of job for individuals at various points in their life; therefore, the programs have tailored their outreach to attract specific segments of the workforce.