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2008 institute intermediary presentation

  1. 1. Using Intermediary Organizations to Gain Access to Quality Internships Presented by: Deanna Hanson, California Director, NAF
  2. 2. Panel Members <ul><li>Mark Karapatian , Urban Education Partnership, Los Angeles, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Randy Wallace , Tulare County Workforce Investment Board Youth Council, Visalia, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Brenda Gray , New Ways to Work </li></ul><ul><li>Chris Smith , Boston Private Industry Council </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is an Intermediary? <ul><li>An independent non-profit agency dedicated to providing resources and building relationships between businesses, schools and community to provide all students with opportunities for success in school, in work and in life </li></ul>
  4. 4. Intermediaries Typically Are… <ul><li>Involved with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developing multiple career linked pathways for secondary schools, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthening involvement with and by businesses and employers for workforce preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying and aligning with the economically developing sectors within the community which will yield the best employment opportunities; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staffed with resources identified to support intermediary activities and functions; </li></ul><ul><li>Performing brokering activities and resource development ; </li></ul><ul><li>Serving more than one program in more than one school or organization; </li></ul><ul><li>Valuing full participation in a national network of peer organizations for continuous learning and resource development; and </li></ul><ul><li>Striving to work systematically, performing two and seeking to address all four strategic intermediary functions: </li></ul>
  5. 5. Convene <ul><li>Convene local, regional and/or state leaders, practitioners and customers across sectors to ensure youth success. Intermediaries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify and engage leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Convene a leadership body to address issues and opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share quality practices among partners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build and sustain a common vision among key stakeholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engage constituents across sectors and communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create a forum for building a comprehensive system </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Connect <ul><li>Connect and provide services to youth, workplace and community partners, education, government, social service and community organizations, and families and neighborhoods. Intermediaries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create demand and build awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address partner needs and support involvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide training and professional development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Map services and support cross-agency collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Place and support youth in developmental experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote quality work-based and classroom learning </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Measure <ul><li>Measure results to improve the quality and impact of local efforts. Intermediaries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set goals and measure success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build partner capacity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use data to improve performance and promote equity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Set quality standards based on promising practices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conduct regular, formal reviews and external evaluations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share and apply research, strategies, and results </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Sustain <ul><li>Sustain successful efforts through advocacy, progressive policies and practices. Intermediaries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Build public awareness and support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Influence national, state, and local policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect and align local youth-serving systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Generate, leverage, and distribute resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Promote the long-term commitment to youth success </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Align workforce development, economic development and educational improvement efforts </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Intermediary Examples <ul><li>Workforce Investment Boards </li></ul><ul><li>WIB Youth Councils </li></ul><ul><li>County/Regional Offices of Education </li></ul><ul><li>School to Career Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Development Agencies </li></ul><ul><li>School Restructure Technical Assistance Providers </li></ul><ul><li>Chamber of Commerce Education Committees </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Foundations </li></ul><ul><li>What else? </li></ul>
  10. 10. What’s In It For You? <ul><li>Engaging business partners for: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Internships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisory Board members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom speakers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mentors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Helping recruit students for the academy </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating to parents and community members about your academy </li></ul><ul><li>Providing various technical assistance and professional development opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Providing links to post secondary education, business and other employer partners, community based youth initiatives and government entities </li></ul><ul><li>Helping identify funding opportunities for academies </li></ul>
  11. 11. What’s In It for the Intermediary? <ul><li>Strong relationships to allow them to more easily and efficiently provide their services </li></ul><ul><li>Source of qualified students for future workforce needs </li></ul><ul><li>Interns and youth employees with positive attitudes, eager to learn, reliable </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to impact student success in their community </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship with strong national organization – Increase credibility for future funding </li></ul>
  12. 12. Panel Questions <ul><li>Introduce yourself and a bit about your intermediary </li></ul><ul><li>How are you connected to schools now – what do you provide? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you looking for from school partners and how do we contact you? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you find business and community partners that can work with us? </li></ul><ul><li>What roles do we/you play in a strong partnership? </li></ul>
  13. 13. How Can I Get Connected? <ul><li>Meet with local agencies that may provide these services </li></ul><ul><li>Check www.intermediarynetwork.org website for intermediary members in your community </li></ul><ul><li>Contact your NAF Regional Manager ( www.naf.org ; 212 635-2400); Charlie Katz ( [email_address] ; 517 896-0515) or Deanna Hanson ( [email_address] ; 916 296-4131) </li></ul>

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