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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 10/26/2017

    The Grads of Life Public Service Announcement campaign initially launched in September 2014 and, to date, has received more than $81 million in donated media support. In partnership with the Ad Council, we have recently launched a new series of ads to address this critical employment gap and introduce employers to the incredible business benefits of working with Opportunity Youth — unemployed young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are an often an overlooked talent pool.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 10/26/2017

    The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services’ Labor Market Information division has officially launched the new version of Real-Life Arkansas, a website featuring a lifestyle budget calculator, targeted toward Arkansas high school and college students to help them plan for the future based on the lifestyle they want to achieve.

  • National Coalition for College Completion Announces Nationwide Mobilization
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 10/26/2017

    These two guides provide current information and resources about the options for high school equivalency and about the general topic of college and career ready academic standards. In addition to the guides, ETA developed two short webcasts to introduce the guides, beginning with an overview of the documents purpose and content, followed by a section-by-section summary. 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 10/26/2017

    In a majority of states, funding for public postsecondary institutions is partially based on performance or outcomes. CLASP suggests states need to build robust “equity measures” into their funding formulas. Research implies that using outcomes-based funding without equity measures disincentivizes colleges from helping low-income, underprepared, and/or adult students, as well as students of color, enter and complete programs.  

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 10/26/2017

    Third Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I Youth Formula Program Guidance Purpose: To provide guidance and planning information to states, local workforce areas, and other recipients of WIOA Title I youth formula funds on the activities associated with the implementation of WIOA.  

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 10/24/2017

    This November 13 – 19, 2017 we will celebrate the third annual National Apprenticeship Week and we want this year’s celebration to be bigger and touch even more communities.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 10/2/2017

    Department/Agency: Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture Dates: October 2 – October 23, 2017 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 10/2/2017

    The Youth Services Team within the Employment and Training Administration is launching "Our Journey Together: The WIOA Youth Program Technical Assistance (TA) Series" to support the workforce system in their programming efforts to improve outcomes for youth.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 9/29/2017

    Because you are the expert in this work, we want to provide you an opportunity to share with your colleagues on a Discussion, Youth Committees Successes and Lessons Learned: Share your good work and advance the field!,  how your Youth Committee has been successful at advancing your state or local area’s youth goals and what have been the challenges.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 9/6/2017

    It’s always great to know the resources we are sharing on our Community of Practice are useful to you and your team.