Building Foundations: Investing in Youth to Support Workforce Success

Time: 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Date: Friday, November 22, 2019

Theatre: Convention Center

22-11-2019 10:30 22-11-2019 11:45 America/Chicago Building Foundations: Investing in Youth to Support Workforce Success

Is your city preparing its youth for the workforce of the future? There are many strategies city leaders can implement to ensure young people have the skills, experiences, and credentials to succeed in the changing workforce. Learn how Richmond, Charleston, and Los Angeles are cultivating a successful workforce by starting early. During an interactive conversation,… Read more »

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Synopsis

Is your city preparing its youth for the workforce of the future? There are many strategies city leaders can implement to ensure young people have the skills, experiences, and credentials to succeed in the changing workforce. Learn how Richmond, Charleston, and Los Angeles are cultivating a successful workforce by starting early. During an interactive conversation, you will hear insights from experts about the need to prepare a STEM-ready workforce, the benefits of creating high-quality afterschool programming, and the power of building apprenticeships programs to give youth critical skills and exposure to employers to land well-paying jobs. Preparing youth for work is essential for city leaders to sustain their economies, so come to this session ready to take home tips to increase the effectiveness of your city’s workforce development efforts.

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