Finding that spark: what works to achieve effective employment services for young people?

This report by Sharon Bond and Deborah Keys presents lessons from the evaluation of the Transition to Work Community of Practice.

The evaluation found that services that followed the TtW CoP model closely were more likely to meet or surpass government targets for 12-week education/employment outcomes than services with less fidelity to the model. Two core concepts stepped out in practice—Advantaged Thinking and harnessing community investment—drove successful outcomes. The study also found that an enabling organisation facilitated enhanced quality and performance for all TtW CoP providers while ensuring evidence-informed, ongoing development of the model, a focus on place, and fidelity to the model.