Toolkit: Creating Paths to Employment for Opportunity Youth

Organizational Author(s): Jobs for the Future and The Aspen Forum for Community Solutions

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This toolkit created by Jobs for the Future is designed to help partners work together to support youth on a path to careers. 

Youth who are disconnected from both education and work are seeking paths to employment and career advancement. At the same time, employers are struggling to find talent for open positions. Tackling these challenges requires partnerships between community-based organizations, employers, organizations and other key stakeholders.

Across the country, the 4.9 million opportunity youth who are disconnected from both education and work are seeking paths to employment and career advancement.  At the same time, employers are struggling to find talent for open positions. Gaining traction on these challenges requires partnerships between community-based organizations, employers, backbone organizations and other intermediaries, and other key stakeholders.

Employers looking to recruit, hire, and train the workforce of tomorrow can find information on how to meet their goals through partnerships with other sectors, and innovative approaches to improving company policies for better talent retention.  Leaders of community-based organizations and other intermediaries will learn how to understand the regional labor market, engage employers, build cross-sector partnerships focused on opportunity youth employment, and develop a community strategy to increase employment opportunities for this population.  

 

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Target Populations: Youth customers - All

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Posted: 9/13/2017 11:10 AM
Posted By: Maisha Meminger
Posted In: Youth Connections
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