Made in Durham community partners collaborate on six strategies to build an education-to-work system for Durham that effectively links work and learning for Durham youth.

Employer Engagement

Engaging employers deeply in developing an education-to-career system that establishes a robust talent pipeline to meet their labor needs.  MORE

Youth Engagement

Ensuring youth and young adults in Durham inform and fully participate in creating and evaluating our education-to-career system. MORE

Opportunity Youth

Developing a clear sequence of steps by which young people who are behind or disconnected from school or work can complete high school and postsecondary education. MORE

Research shows that the prospect of a good job and meaningful career is a powerful motivator for young people to stay in school and complete postsecondary education.



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