OECD review of vocational education in South Carolina
2 Feb 2011
The OECD’s review of vocational education and training in South Carolina calls on the state to provide high school students with more substantial UK-style work experience while in school, targeting efforts to ensure that students from disadvantaged backgrounds share the opportunities.
The review argues that the lack of work experience in South Carolina means fewer contacts with employers, a weaker understanding of required work disciplines and relevant workplace skills like teamwork and communication with customers. This will certainly hinder their chances of obtaining work – particularly reasonable quality work – and reduce their prospects for career development.