Six Lessons for Cleveland From European School-to-Work Models
Olivera Perkins, The Plain Dealer
Northeast Ohio struggles with a shortage of skilled workers, and its young people suffer from a shortage of career opportunities.
European communities have found systematic ways to close those gaps, and implemented them broadly. They offer students early visions of prosperous futures, and help them along the pathways of training and work experience.
But sprouts of success also are visible in Cleveland, according to several business and education experts. The challenge, they say, is to do those things at scale.