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Youth Centric Career Center - Long Beach, CA USA

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 www.PacificGatewayWorkforce.com
    • 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 www.HireLB.com
      • 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] www.HireAYouth.com www.RoadTripNation.com