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Youth & Labor

Resources for Educators

The Department of Labor has a number of resources and teaching aids for educators to use in developing class curricula. There are many pages written for a student audience on youth employment rules, as well as information for school administrators and guidance counselors on educational requirements for various jobs, and job training and placement programs.

DOL Web Pages on This Topic

Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) Resources for Youth
ODEP's focus on youth policy is aimed at improving transition outcomes of youth and young adults with disabilities toward successful employment and adulthood.

Occupational Outlook Handbook
A nationally recognized source of career information, designed to provide valuable assistance to individuals making decisions about their future work lives. Revised every two years, the Handbook describes what workers do on the job, working conditions, the training and education needed, earnings, and expected job prospects in a wide range of occupations.

Youth Employment Rules:
elaws Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Advisor — Child Labor Rules
This Advisor answers questions about workers and businesses that are subject to the FLSA's child labor rules.

Career Development & Job Training:
Career Information for Kids: The Bureau of Labor Statistics' Kids Page
Gives information about different careers and their educational requirements. Written for a youth audience.

Teacher's Guide to BLS Career Information
A teaching aid for educators, designed to introduce children to career planning information.

CareerVoyages
Features information about the fastest growing industries and occupations with details of skills and education required and job openings by area. Includes wage, licensing requirements and growth rates for jobs in demand.

Youth Programs of the Employment & Training Administration
Explore these pages and links for up-to-date information about the Department's youth programs, initiatives and directives, legislation and regulations, and other information working to positively impact our nation's youth.

Job Corps
Job Corps is the nation's largest and most comprehensive residential education and job training program for at-risk youth.

Related Web Pages on This Topic

AmeriCorps
The Corporation for National Service is the domestic version of the Peace Corps, in which citizens volunteer for one year tutoring at-risk youth, building housing, helping senior citizens live independently, and other activities.

www.kids.gov for Kids
Provides links to federal government kids' sites along with some of the best kids' sites from other organizations all grouped by subject.