Youth Entrepreneurship as a Tool in the Workforce Development

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On January 12, the Employment and Training Administration hosted a Webinar entitled:

Youth Entrepreneurship as a Tool in the Workforce Development System.  This webinar described and demonstrated best practices in entrepreneurship education for young people (ages 11-22) from low-income communities. Speakers sparked discussion with webinar participants about how these practices have been implemented in specific workforce development settings, how they are assessed and evaluated, how they are revised as a result of “real world” experience and evaluation, and how they might best be deployed in new settings. Speakers and audience member suggested ways in which entrepreneurship as taught and learned in school settings can be better connected with workforce development initiatives occurring in other settings—to create a unified and mutually reinforcing delivery system to upskill our young people and connect them fully to good job opportunities.  You must be a registered user of Workforce3One to listen to and view Webinars.  To register to view the archived Webinar, visit: http://www.workforce3one.org/. 

On January 22, the Employment and Training Administration hosted a Webinar entitled:

Youth Entrepreneurship as a Tool in the Workforce Development Kit.  This Webinar helped familiarize participants with the proven effectiveness of entrepreneurship education as a means to engage young people from low-income communities, and with entrepreneurship education’s demonstrable academic and workplace-readiness outcomes. 

On January 12 and 13, the Employment and Training Administration’s (ETA) Office of Apprenticeship held two “Creating Good Jobs through Registered Apprenticeship” listening sessions. These events brought together leadership from a wide range of employers, industry associations and national labor organizations to get their views on pre-apprenticeship, Registered Apprenticeship, and partnerships among apprenticeship programs, educators, and the workforce system. The 21st Century Apprenticeship Community of Practice (CoP) Web site features more information about what Registered Apprenticeship’s valued stakeholders and ETA leadership had to say. A summary report of the events is available on the CoP at:http://21stcenturyapprenticeship.workforce3one.org/ 

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