Virtual

Tuesday, April 09, 2019 1:00 PM ~ 2:30 PM ET

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) grantees may enroll eligible migrant seasonal farmworker (MSFW) youth, ages 14-24.  Some grantees may view recruiting youth as a challenge, but serving youth can be a great way to expand educational and training opportunities, enhance performance outcomes, and develop community partnerships.

Description

This webinar highlights tips and strategies for NFJP grantees to increase enrollment and expand services and employment/educational opportunities to MSFW youth.  Strategies presented during this webinar may also be transferable to adult MSFW populations being served by the NFJP grant.

Objectives:
At the completion of this webinar, participants will:
  • Understand the organizational benefits and return on investment of serving youth;
  • Identify effective strategies, including strategic partnerships, and tangible resources to leverage immediately; and
  • Understand how to navigate Workforce GPS to find resources to strengthen programming and WIOA alignment.

Moderator(s)

Laura Ibanez, Unit Chief, Specialty National Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Tiffany Gray, Workforce Analyst, Specialty National Programs, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration


Presenter(s)

Luis Feliz, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Workforce Development, New England Farm Workers’ Council/Corporation for Public Management

Maisha Meminger, Manpower Analyst, Division of Youth Services, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Kari Hogan, Chief Administrative Officer, Portable Practical Education Preparation, Inc.