This book offers a new approach to workforce education for youth. It provides meaningful and essential insight into educational systems and practices through cases of vocational and technical education in the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Italy, and the United States of America. The cases describe the history of the multi-faceted vocational systems and provide, in doing so, a springboard for this new work. A conceptual framework comprised of the cognitive, psychological, and social building blocks of individual development explains the multifaceted dimensions of youth that contribute to the policies and practices of traditional adolescent educational models. The framework extends that base by drawing on a multidisciplinary collection of research from both sociology and business to create a new transdisciplinary model for educational practice. It highlights the important but often under-studied relationship between educational institutions and workplaces. The book culminates in an original model, Community Works, which advances both formal and non-formal educational programming and curricula. The model details a practical program for youth, including roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders, and a curricular map, information on lesson planning, varieties of instructional strategies, and tools for assessment and evaluation for professionals.