Learning About The Issue

LTU Toolkit for HiringThis toolkit is part of a larger effort, driven by the White House Council for Community Solutions, that focuses on re-engaging opportunity youth. The toolkit was created to guide employers, step-by-step, on working with opportunity youth, with the goals of 1) helping youth find pathways that will lead to productive adulthoods; 2) creating benefits to the businesses that engage opportunity youth; and 3) improving community outcomes which can lead to decreasing the financial burden now experienced by the American taxpayer and the United States. 144 Pages

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By Beverly M. Riddick, RTWBC

Rannell Robertson, 24 years old, was a short order cook when he learned about CODEIT, a coding bootcamp for young adults who reside in New Jersey public housing. 

By Beverly M. Riddick, RTWBC

The manufacturing industry faces several major challenges, notably a widening skills gap and an aging workforce. U.S. companies will be facing two million job vacancies by 2025 in manufacturing. So why is this a good thing?

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Jobs for the Future is a national education building organization.  Working with schools to design and deliver the training that is being required by employers to fill the skills gap while advancing the career opportunities of students in a cost effective ROI.

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  • Industry Healthcare

By Monique Satterfield, RTWBC

Is a career in banking desirable to millennials? Trends over the last decade years indicate that the lure of this career track has been waning amongst college graduates. While a career in banking may not hold the same excitement and allure it once did, the reality is banking 

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  • Industry Manufacturing, Banking, Technology, Energy, Automotive, Healthcare
November 02, 2017

Year UP

A study says that 1 in 8 of teens and young adults are considered ‘opportunity youth’ ( http://www.measureofamerica.org/disconnected-youth/ ). The term applies to young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither working nor in school.

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  • Industry IT

WHO WE ARE

BankWork$ was started in 2006 in Los Angeles by The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation with the goal of training young adults from low income and minority communities for lasting careers in the financial services industry. The program is part of a five-year, $4-million national expansion in partnership with Bank of America, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo.

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  • Industry IT, Banking

By Beverly M. Riddick, RTWBC

When it comes to efforts to close the skills gap, U.S. Bank and the STEP-UP program are on the leading edge of the curve. Student participants gain corporate experience from an early age to help them get a “step up” the skills ladder.

WHO WE ARE

Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) is a non-profit organization launched in 2005 serving employers and communities nationwide. The program is an outgrowth of research done by Dr. Art Langer from Columbia University.

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  • Industry IT, Banking

Work Based Learning Policy

Lower barriers to entry and the rise of ecosystems and integrated value chains are eroding organizational boundaries and spurring convergence. Automation, the need for digital skills, demographic shifts and globalization are upending labor supply and demand. The future is in flux.

Advances in talent analytics are finally allowing workforce planning to become as dynamic as this environment. Prescriptive analytics tools help organizations go beyond describing “what is happening now” or “what might happen in the future” to control “what should happen.”

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