Tuesday, March 10, 2020 2:00 PM ~ 3:30 PM ET

Work experiences are a vital piece of workforce development and can provide a bridge into a first job or a post-secondary placement on a career pathway.  But not all work experiences are the same in terms of their value and return on investment.  



This interactive webinar will facilitate a working discussion on how to develop career pathway-related quality work experiences from the key elements to the development and implementation of such experiences with employer partners.  

Special focus will be given to the following:

  • What are the elements of a quality work experience? 
  • What is the role of a work experience partner?
  • How long should a work experience last to be beneficial to participants? 
  • What value can your participants get out of their work experiences?
  • How do you build quality relationships with employers through work experiences?
  • How does/can a work experience support placement opportunities?

This interactive webinar will review the JFF Young Adult Talent Development Field Standards as part of a foundational approach to creating a strong work experience framework for your program.  The webinar will also leverage active peer presenting and peer sharing to highlight different examples of quality work experiences from the field.  Work experience scenarios will be provided for grantees to analyze in breakout groups, after which attendees will come back together and share their findings and conclusions.  This webinar will provide an adaptable work experience template for grantees to use to create and develop quality work experiences for their participants.



Jenn Smith, YouthBuild Director, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration 



Phoebe Reeves, Associate Director of Technical Assistance, YouthBuild USA

Mary McRae, Senior Manager, Department of Labor YouthBuild Coaching, YouthBuild USA

Wilson Ramos, Program Manager , CPLC YouthBuild Las Vegas

Jerry Farley, Program Director, YouthBuild Dayton County Corp

Oscar Grant, DOL YouthBuild Technical Assistance Coach