Brotherhood of St Laurence

Transition to Work National Community of Practice : insights from year 1

By: van Kooy, John | Brotherhood of St Laurence. Research and Policy Centre
Contributor(s): Brown, Diane | Bowman, Dina | Mallett, Shelley
Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2017Description: 40 p. illOther title: Transition to Work National Community of Practice evaluation reportSubject(s): Youth Employment | Youth Services For | School to work transition | Transition to Work | Community of Practice | Employment/unemployment | Disadvantaged GroupsDDC classification: 331.34 VAN Online Resources: DOWNLOAD PDF
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June 2017

About this Document -- Recommendations and Actions Taken -- Report 1 : Conceptual Framework for the National Community of Practice : -- 1. Introductions -- 2. Understanding the (multi-level) problem -- Structural labour market change impacting youth employment -- The lived experience of young jobseekers -- Employment services – a one-size-fits all marketised approach -- Outcomes of the current system for disadvantaged jobseekers -- 3 Effective (multi-level) solutions -- Evidence based service design and implementation -- Investing in capabilities -- A fit-for-purpose collaborative approach to commissioning -- The role of government in commissioning -- Collaborative governance driving innovation –- 4 Testing the hypothesis – the Community of Practice -- 5 Reference List

Report 2: Implementation of the Community of Practice Model 19 -- Key findings and recommendations -- 1 Introduction -- Background –- 2 Method -- 3 Analysis -- Theme 1: Organisations and contractual obligations -- Theme 2: TtW CoP Model -- Theme 3: Cohorts/issues -- Theme 4: Community of Practice -- 4 Scorecard Results -- 5 Appendices

Report 3: Year 1 Outcome Review -- Key findings and recommendations -- 1 Introduction -Background -- 2 Research questions and method -- 3 Participant demographics in TtW CoP sites -- 4 Engagement of young people in TtW CoP sites -- Utilisation -- Job and activity placements -- Time to outcome -- 5 Outcomes achieved across TtW CoP sites -- Site specific achievements -- 6 Case studies

This document presents summaries of the first three strands as three distinct but consecutive reports. The three reports can be read as standalone documents, or as a series. Report 1: Conceptual Framework for the National Community of Practice serves as a foundational document for the CoP, and importantly, for subsequent evaluation. The ambition of the CoP is to develop and demonstrate an alternative to traditional responses to addressing youth unemployment. This requires clarity about the problem to be addressed. Report 1 sets out our understanding of youth unemployment as a multi-level problem, and in turn outlines what should underpin an effective, multi-level solution. It does this by referencing relevant bodies of literature, and situating the rational for the CoP approach within the context of a changing human services sector. Report 2: Implementation of the Community of Practice Model uses interview data and self-reported scorecards to provide insights into the challenges and highlights of implementing the CoP model across 12 diverse locations,1 as well as the establishment of the CoP itself. Recommendations for Year 2 are provided, based on these insights. Report 3: Year 1 Outcome Review provides a review of the available data on young people participating in CoP TtW services for the period March – December 2016, focusing on cohort characteristics and outcomes achieved in the first two quarters of operation. The report also outlines some key learnings and recommendations in regards to data collection for the remainder of the CoP project. Recommendations and actions taken to address them are collated and presented on the next page.

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