Youth Centric Career Center - Long Beach, CA USA
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Youth Centric Career Center - Long Beach, CA USA Youth Centric Career Center - Long Beach, CA USA Presentation Transcript

  • Creating a Youth-Centric Career Center Workforce Development Policy in Long Beach, California USA Bryan Rogers, Executive Director
  • Why Workforce Development
  • Workforce Policy Approach
    • Industry Sector Focus
    • Demand-Driven
    • Flexible and Dynamic
    • Co-Investment: Public-Private
    • Multiple Audiences; Multiple Strategies
      • Adults, Youth, Business
    Employment Services • Youth Development • Business Solutions
  • Youth Development System
    • Public Funding Base – Federal, State
    • Local Delivery System
    • Leveraged Investments with Others
    • Mix of Interventions and Industry Solutions Balancing a “Supply/Demand Equation”
    • Youth Opportunity Center at Center
  • The Conditions
    • More than 1/3 of Residents Aged < 24
    • 20% of Youth, 16–24 “Idle”
    • High School Dropout Rates Estimated at 20%
    • Youth Unemployment Rates Estimated at More than 25% for 16-19 yos
    • Disconnect of Changing Industries to Skills
  • Reinventing Youth Services
    • Challenging Conditions
    • Loss of Dedicated Building Space
    • Youth Unemployment Edging Upward
    • Challenge of Doing the “Basics” or More
    • Need for Bold Strategies around Career Pathways
     Numerous Ideas Presented
  • A Voice at the Table
    • Additional Representation of Students on Appointed Youth Council Body
    • New Energy and Opinions in Meetings and Problem-Solving Discussions
    • Invigorated Planning and Implementation Processes
  • Relevant Messaging
    • Youth Cohort: Youth-Centered Campaign
    • Outcome of Simply Crafted Messages that Resonate with Youth
    • Billboards, Bus Shelters, Postcards, Web Site, featured the Youth
    Get Educated • Get Experienced • Get Employed
  • Creating a Physical Space
    • Re-Design of Youth Opportunity Center
    • Opportunity to Engage Youth in Creation
    • Local High School Interior Design Students Took on as Project
    • Five Design Teams + + Architect Pitched
    • Chosen Design Used Incorporated All
  • Creating a Better Space
    • Opportunity to Upgrade the Vibe for Youth
    • Decision to Hire Young Adults as Resource Assistants for the Young Customers
    • Allow Young People Entering the Center to to Relate and Connect to the Space
  • Understanding Career Pathways
    • Allow Youth to Share with Peers
    • Show Logical Connection of Education, Experience and Employment
    • Translate Labor Market Data into Engaging Info
    • Partnership with Social Enterprise
  • Understanding Pathways
  • Ensuring A Relevant Product
    • Adoption of Work Readiness Credential
    • Facilitated Training; Proctored Testing
    • Measures 4 Areas of Competence
    • Relevance of Entrants to Employer
  • Ensuring A Relevant Product
    • Road Trip Nation Partnership
    • Complemented by Dynamic Career Exploration
    • Connect with Industry Leaders to Job Shadow, Discover Possibilities
    • 45 Hours Minimum Between Two Components
  • Maximizing Technology in Services
    • Web-Based
    • Service Registration
    • Labor Exchange
    • Customer Tracking
  • 2010 Service Levels/Outcomes
    • 1,300: Youth Training Positions/Business Internships
    • 465: Intensive Academic Interventions through Career Academies, Green Jobs Corps (including returns to High School/GED)
    • 450: Work Readiness/Exploration & Credentials
    • 325: Placed in Permanent (Unsubsidized) Jobs
    • Federal Placement, Retention, Education Goals Exceeded
    • Gold Winner – National League of Cities Award, Municipal Excellence
  • For More Information Bryan Rogers, Executive Director [email_address]