Skills Pages ~ Youth Employment Resources
Massachusetts Work-Based Learning Plan Resources and Instructions

Resource Pages

http://skillspages.com/masswbl

Youth Employment Blog

http://skillspages.com/blog

The Mosaic Economy


Welcome! The skillspages.com website provides resources to support youth employment programs in Massachusetts. The first is http://skillspages.com/masswbl, which is a set of resource pages with both technical and programmatic information about the Online Work-Based Learning Database and the Massachusetts Work-Based Learning Plan. The resource pages also provide general information about program design, employer outreach and youth development that is useful to any youth employment and career development program, in Massachusetts or anywhere. These resource pages also include a professional development outline that guide youth program staff and others through a variety of key professional development topics.

The second resource is http://skillspages.com/blog, the Skills Pages Youth Employment Blog, which provides a series of articles about career skills, the job market, summer jobs programs and other topics.

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Student & Parent Survey


Initial summary of results: http://resources21.org/firstcareersteps/survey1.htm. Additional analysis of the survey results and other insights into careers and job markets in The Mosaic Economy.


Help us learn how high school students and their parents are experiencing career development through new student and parent "First Career Steps" survey. The survey takes about five minutes to take online and is easy to complete. The tone of the survey is very positive, recognizing that career development is a long-term process, and that many high school students are just beginning to explore and set goals. All individual responses are confidential.