Building Foundations: Investing in Youth to Support Workforce Success

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
November 9, 2018
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Is the next generation ready for the future of work? City leaders can be proactive to prepare youth for the workforce by implementing effective strategies that promote professional development long before they enter the workforce. Come to learn how to cultivate a successful workforce that supports sustainable economic growth. During a panel discussion, you’ll hear insights from various experts about the need to prepare a STEM-ready workforce, the benefits of creating high-quality out-of-school programming and the lasting impact of apprenticeships programs to connect youth to well-paying jobs. Preparing youth for work is a huge missed opportunity, so take-home tips to increase the effectiveness of workforce development efforts.

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