Virtual

Wednesday, October 06, 2021 1:00 PM ~ 2:00 PM ET

Interested in learning how to develop and strengthen meaningful work experience for youth? Join the Division of Youth Services (DYS) for a webinar exploring what a work experience is and hear stories from the field of impactful work experiences.

 


Description

This session will feature stories from DYS’s Voices of Experience: Youth Work Experience video series. Hear from a variety of youth work experience providers as they share success stories, tips for creating impactful work experiences for youth and employers, and lessons learned from adapting their programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This video series features:

  • Early Childhood Resource Center, an Ohio-based child care work experience provider;
  • Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency, which provides youth in Michigan with summer work experience opportunities;
  • New Hampshire Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG), which connects youth with health care providers; and
  • Virginia WIOA Youth Summer Program, a youth work experience practitioner in Virginia.

Participants will also have the chance to connect with DYS staff and learn about work experience requirements.

To prepare for our webinar, please review:

Let’s Chat: What Counts Towards the WIOA Youth Program’s Work Experience Expenditure Requirement was an interactive chat on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Youth program’s 20 percent work experience expenditure requirement.

Our Journey Together: Work Experience Activities Brief  provides a summary of the policies and program design considerations to assist local program operators developing work experience activities for WIOA Youth program participants.

We look forward to engaging with you.

Also, please view the Work Experiences for Youth Videos page to view the full videos highlighted in this webinar.

Moderator(s)

Sara Hastings, Youth Policy and Performance Unit Lead, Division of Youth Services, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

 

Presenter(s)

Evan Rosenberg, Program Analyst, Division of Youth Services, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Caroline Chen, Workforce Analyst, Division of Youth Services, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration