Adult Learning and Youth Transitions

Adult Learning and Youth Transitions

This area of work focuses on the impact of learning opportunity in formal, non-formal and informal settings on the life courses of both young and older adults, including those who are most vulnerable in labour markets and at risk of social exclusion. Projects such as the H2020 funded, Policies Supporting Young Adults in their Life Course and the ESRC/Newton Fund supported, Governing the educational and labour market trajectories of secondary TVET graduates in Chile, both led by Oscar Valiente and also involving Queralt Capsada-Munsech, Chris Chapman, Lesley Doyle, Kristinn Hermannsson, Kevin Lowden and Michele Schweisfurth, contribute at the level of a) developing new knowledge about the impact of LLL policies, b) better understanding of structural relationships and the functional match between education/training and the labour market, and c/ identification of successful sustainable institutional solutions to mismatches. A project led by Muir Houston and Mike Osborne, Labour Market Efficiency of Tertiary Adult Education (LETAE), assesses the role of lifelong learning for mid-career professional development in seven European countries.