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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 8/21/2018

    From April to July 2018, the number of employed youth 16 to 24 years old increased by 2.0 million to 20.9 million. In 2018, 55.0 percent of young people were employed in July, little changed from a year earlier. (The month of July typically is the summertime peak in youth employment.) The unemployment rate for youth was 9.2 percent in July, also little changed from July 2017.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 8/20/2018

    Gap Inc. announces plans to significantly expand This Way Ahead, its life skills and on-the-job training program for Opportunity Youth, from 15 cities in 2017 to 53 cities globally. 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 8/6/2018

    There are currently 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world. This is the largest youth population ever. But 1 in 10 of the world’s children live in conflict zones and 24 million of them are out of school. Political instability, labor market challenges and limited space for political and civic participation have led to increasing isolation of youth in societies.

  • Jobs, Skills, and Employment: Building a Better Workforce
    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 7/30/2018

    This report describes some of the most prominent of these “pathway” models, identifies localities where the approach has gained the most traction, discusses the underlying principles that characterize the most promising  programs, and briefly presents the evidence of their potential to make a difference.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 7/30/2018

    U.S. Department of Labor announced more than $22 million in National Health Emergency (NHE) Dislocated Worker Demonstration Grant funding to six state grantees. The grants will be used to provide reemployment services for individuals impacted by the health and economic effects of widespread opioid use, addiction, and overdose.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 7/18/2018

    The U.S. Department of Labor announced $150 million in grants to support sector-based approaches to expand apprenticeships on a national scale in key industry sectors. When awarded, the grants will move a step closer to increasing the number of apprentices in the U.S. across all industries. 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 7/10/2018

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2018 State Opioid Response (SOR) Grants. 

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 6/18/2018

    Two years ago, the U.S. Department of Labor launched GetMyFuture.org, a mobile-friendly web application that helps youth plan their careers, explore education and training options, and search and apply for jobs. The app is one of many resources found at CareerOneStop, a website to help people plan and achieve their career, education, and employment goals.  

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 6/13/2018

    On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor announced $85 million in grants to support and expand YouthBuild programs across the country. YouthBuild, a pre-apprenticeship model, provides at-risk youth ages 16-24 with education and occupational skill development to obtain employment in construction and other in-demand industries.

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    Youth Connections
    Posted On: 6/5/2018

    The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2018 for the Pathways to STEM Apprenticeship for High School Career and Technical Education Students demonstration program, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.051E.