Evaluating Work Readiness Programs in Merton

Title: Evaluating Work Readiness Programs in Merton
Sponsor: Commonside Community Development Trust
Sponsor Liaison: Naomi Martin
Student Team: Rocio Herrera, Emily Lurier, Michael O’Regan, Kelsey Rieger
Abstract: This project, completed in conjunction with Commonside Community Development Trust, studied the current work readiness programs available to residents of the London borough of Merton who are 16 to 24 years old. These programs are intended to transition young people into employment after secondary school. After analyzing the responses compiled from local program directors, employers, and participants, we made recommendations to the Economic Wellbeing Group on ways to improve participation in and practices of Merton’s work readiness programs.
Link: http://www.wpi.edu/Pubs/E-project/Available/E-project-042513-051139/