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Building Foundations: Investing in Youth to Support Workforce Success

Time: 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018

Theatre: Convention Center, Room 502A

09-11-2018 10:30 09-11-2018 11:45 Europe/London 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 »

NLC City Summit

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.

Moderator

Speakers

  • Nick De Porter Senior U.S. Public Policy and Government Affairs Manager - LinkedIn
  • Gil Noam Director - The PEAR Institute, Harvard University
  • Levar Stoney Mayor - Richmond, VA
  • Eva Colen Senior Policy Advisor for Youth Initiatives - Office of Richmond, VA Mayor
  • Mindy Sturm Director, Mayor's Office for Children, Youth and Families - Charleston, SC

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