The Office of Family Assistance through the Welfare Peer Technical Assistance (WPTA) Network is pleased to announce a Webinar series highlighting promising practices for establishing summer employment opportunities for youth.
Webinar Series: CONNECTING YOUTH TO SUMMER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND LONGER-TERM CAREER PATHWAYS
The first Webinar,"The ABC’s of Creating Summer Youth Programs and Partnerships" is scheduled for Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EDT.
The Webinar will:
- Provide an overview of different types of summer youth employment programs that can work in different settings and with different types of employers.
- Discuss the strategic partnerships and various funding streams utilized to increase summer youth employment opportunities.
- Discuss recruitment activities and placement strategies for targeted youth populations.
- Discuss the project management, case management, job coaching, job development, data management, and evaluation practices of summer youth programs that can be tailored for local needs.
- Outline practical strategies for integrating longer-term career pathway development, training, and skill-building for participating youth.
- Jeanne M. Bellotti, Senior Researcher, Mathematica Policy Research
- James Butler, Family Assistance Program Specialist, Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families
- James Chapman, Program Development Specialist, Southeast Tennessee Development District, Local Workforce Investment Area Five
- Gerren Price, Program Director, DC Department of Employment Services- Office of Youth Programs
- Damon Waters, Technical Specialist, Family Self-Sufficiency, ICF International
- John Wilcox, Executive Director, Corporate Voices for Working Families
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