Opportunity Youth and Workforce Development
This tool guide provides options to consider in adopting one or more Effectiveness in Serving Employers (ESE) measures across all Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act core programs.
This guide supports workforce practitioners' capacity to build employer relations in order to prepare young adults entering the labor market.
This report identifies the challenges community-based organizations face in connecting youth to the labor market and how to overcome these challenges.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 3 in 10 youth were disconnected from school and work, a trend that has slowly improved but largely lags behind their adult counterparts.
The Massachusetts Work-Based Learning Plan (WBLP) is used to identify the skills to be focused on in the workplace; to open communication about learning opportunities; to provide a structured approach to skill assessment; and to encourage reflection about short-term and long-term goals.
Connecting Employers and Opportunity Youth
This study identifies knowledge, skills, and abilities that employers demand from those entering the workforce.
This report outlines the benefits of the return on investment in investing in entry-level talent as well as strategies for creating new retention strategies for young adults.
This report outlines ways in which investments in young adult workers benefit businesses and organizations by addressing their critical needs.
Modern Apprenticeship (MAP) is a two- to three-year program designed to prepare Central Indiana high school students for the workforce with paid, hands-on experience that complements their traditional coursework.
Racial Equity and Employer Engagement
This article provides tangible steps organizations can make to promote racial equity in the workplace including addressing implicit bias, structural changes, and root-cause analysis.
This report outlines the corporate roadmap and case for racial diversity. It also includes tangible steps Fortune 500 companies can make to embed racial equity in their businesses.
This article outlines statistics that prove the persistent gaps in black-and-white unemployment as well as the underlying reasons behind this trend.
This brief outlines the importance of why employers engage with workforce programs and vice-versa. It also offers effective practices for both sides to have more effective engagement.
This guide by Jobs for the Future presents working models of successful employer engagement and lessons for securing and sustaining partnerships with employers.
Justice Impacted Youth
This report gives a critical analysis of the "fair chance hiring" schemes and how the "ban the box" movement has provided a less discriminatory hiring approach to individuals with a conviction history.
The report outlines findings from an evaluation of NC Justice Corps, which was a recidivism reduction program for justice-involved young adults that operated from 2008 to 2018.
This brief is a part of a series that examines policies at the "front door" of the criminal justice system and provides legislative recommendations for cost-effective policies that protect public safety.
This report provides recommendations to strengthen "ban the box" legislation to prevTent employers from making hiring decisions based on the perception of the likelihood that the applicant has a criminal
This report provides an analytical analysis of the correlation between increased police interaction and teenagers and less deference to law and legal socialization.
This article describes policies and updates across the country regarding the movement and provides a timeline for major events and adoptions of the "ban the box" movement on local and federal levels.
This site guides the reader through the definition of social capital, how it is best used within workforce, and provides an oline course for connecting youth to jobs.
This guide explains the importance of developing young adult entrepreneurs as well as recommendations for local policymakers to cultivate success for young business leaders in their communities.
This guide outlines the roadmap to successful youth entrepreneurship including support, financing, and how to get started.
This webcast and resource list are for practitioners who are seeking to cultivate entrepreneurial acumen and skills among the youth they serve.
"Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success," is a curriculum developed by ODEP focused on teaching "soft" or workforce readiness skills to youth, including youth with disabilities.
As NYEC dives into a grant-funded project on sustainable employer engagement, it has uncovered important learning questions along the way.
The path to success in the United States is often associated with one’s educational accomplishments. This standard provides a blueprint for young people: graduate high school, earn a bachelor's degree, and achieve high career outcomes.