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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 1/16/2018

    The Career Pathways Community is looking for proposals from across adult, higher education, and industry partners. Do you know a successful model, or program, that's meeting WIOA requirements? Are you finding new resources for supporting a broader group of learners, persons with disabilities, or English Language Learners?  Do you have some great strategies for contextualizing instruction? Consider sharing them with adult education peers nationwide.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 1/10/2018

    SSA today has issued a request for information (RFI) seeking public input on strategies for improving the adult economic outcomes of youth ages 14 to 25 with disabilities receiving SSI. The input SSA receives will inform its deliberations about potential policy changes and the design of future demonstration projects for transition-age SSI recipients.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 12/20/2017

    MyPath Ensures Working Youth and Young Adults Get Banked and Start Saving When They Earn Their First Paycheck:

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 11/29/2017

    Is effectively engaging and retaining OSY a challenge in your local area? How would you like to be part of a diverse and dynamic group consisting of participants from around the country that focuses on tackling this issue head-on?  Apply now to participate in the Youth Cohort Challenge.

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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: 10/26/2017

    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.  

  • 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

    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.

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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: 10/24/2017

    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.