Event to Explore Promising Approaches, Practices Addressing Youth Unemployment

Posted November 12, 2015
By the Annie E. Casey Foundation
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We’re cohost­ing a con­fer­ence ear­ly next month with the Fed­er­al Reserve Banks of Cleve­land and Philadel­phia on emerg­ing strate­gies to con­nect young peo­ple ages 16 to 24 with employ­ment opportunities. 

The con­fer­ence, Bridg­ing the Gap: Promis­ing Approach­es and Emerg­ing Prac­tices for Address­ing Youth Unem­ploy­ment, will bring togeth­er nation­al and local lead­ers for pre­sen­ta­tions and pan­el dis­cus­sions high­light­ing inno­v­a­tive approach­es to youth employ­ment, includ­ing appren­tice­ships and oth­er employ­er-led mod­els, as well as recent ini­tia­tives designed to reen­gage with youth who are nei­ther in school nor work­ing. Experts will also share pol­i­cy rec­om­men­da­tions, promis­ing prac­tices and research show­ing the need for strate­gies that more effec­tive­ly link work­ers’ skills and train­ing with employ­ers’ needs.

This is a unique oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn more about demand-dri­ven strate­gies specif­i­cal­ly geared toward youth and young adults. We hope it will help increase aware­ness of and appetite for pur­su­ing such strate­gies, which typ­i­cal­ly involve form­ing part­ner­ships with busi­ness­es to iden­ti­fy employ­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties and help peo­ple obtain the knowl­edge and skills nec­es­sary to get and keep good jobs avail­able in their region­al econ­o­my. 

The con­fer­ence will take place Dec. 2, 2015, at the Fed­er­al Reserve Bank of Philadel­phia from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Reg­is­tra­tion clos­es Nov. 25. Space is lim­it­ed, so claim your spot today!

Reg­is­ter for Bridg­ing the Gap

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