When students leave school to find work, they face significant barriers, experts say

WASHINGTON — When students leave schools to find out if they can find work or not, they often face significant obstacles.

In the case of those who want to find a job but cannot find it, there are many resources for them to seek out, from government programs like welfare to businesses to private charities.

In a new report from the Pew Research Center, these and other programs help young people transition from school to the workforce.

They also help them gain skills to help them enter the workforce later in life.

The report, titled “Transforming Education for the 21st Century,” also finds that students who receive assistance are more likely to stay in school longer, graduate from high school and graduate from college, and earn higher wages and higher levels of educational attainment.

The Pew report found that the share of young people who said they had never been in a job before had fallen from a high of 26 percent in 2011 to just 10 percent in 2018.

It also found that nearly two-thirds of students who have been in school less than two years had not yet graduated from highschool, and more than half had never earned a high school diploma.

The number of high school graduates in the United States has fallen from almost 20 million in 1991 to just under 20 million today.

In 2018, fewer than 3 percent of Americans were in school.

This report provides an overview of the many programs and services available to students transitioning out of high schools, and how they can help them become employed and earn a better life.

It also looks at how to help young adults who want a better future by addressing the challenges they face.

The report is available at: pewreport.org/assets/pdfs/reports/welfare-aid-education-programs-transforming-education.pdf