Deadline: Request for Information (RFI) on Expanding Work-Based Learning Opportunities for Youth

On behalf of Assistant Secretary Scott Stump, we are pleased to share this request for information (RFI) on successful approaches for expanding work-based learning (WBL) opportunities for youth by working across Federal, State, and local education and employer systems. Against the backdrop of declining youth labor force participation and a renewed emphasis on WBL in the recently authorized Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V), this RFI seeks responses to key questions in five areas: successful strategies and practices; public and private partnerships; outcomes, data, and evaluation design; student barriers; and employer barriers. We will use the information gleaned from the RFI to inform our continued implementation of the Perkins V statute.

The Federal Register Notice for the RFI is available at:

The deadline for responses to the RFI is January 13, 2021.


January 13, 2021

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