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Transfer 2 Career Collaborative Learning Briefs

About This Learning Brief Series

JobsFirstNYC and New Visions for Public Schools are spearheading the Transfer 2 Career Collaborative (T2C), an innovative career development strategy for New York City transfer high schools aimed at improving the postsecondary and workforce outcomes of students most at risk of becoming part of the out-of-school, out-of-work population. Working across twelve transfer schools in the New Visions network, T2C integrates sectoral workforce development partners and postsecondary programs to provide sector-specific career pathways for over-age, under-credited students. 

This learning brief series describes emergent practices in the T2C initiative that support progress toward student, partnership, institution, and system-level goals.

The Transfer 2 Career Collaborative model is expanding.

Due to our continuous investigation, implementation and learning process over the last five years, understanding of high school postsecondary outcomes, supply and demand-side labor market analysis, assessment of current other relevant research, and an intensive quantitative and qualitative data gathering process on education projects centering the voices of young adults, JobsFirstNYC has demonstrated that the T2C model is effective for improving postsecondary outcomes. JobsFirstNYC is now utilizing this model to change the way we prepare NYC’s young adults to thrive in our economy.

We now are sharing these learnings with the larger K-12 system in New York City, as it shifts to embedding career pathways into schools, aligning all work around postsecondary and careers. We know that capacity-building, mindset shifts, and re-orienting practices are needed, as is partnership, training, and coaching. We need to adapt the goals of our educational system from being focused solely on the high school degree to valuing and offering equitable career development. 

We are preparing all parts of our ecosystem for this necessary evolution in education and youth development. 

We thank our partners for their tireless efforts on behalf of our young adults. 

You can read more about T2C in our Innovations in the Field publication.

For more information, contact Amanda B. Rosenblum at


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