Disconnected Youth

Workforce Development is an economic program that, in the process of helping businesses grow, can affect deeper societal issues. One of those deeper societal issues is the system’s focus on developing disconnected youth to be competitive in the job market.

Workforce Development Boards across the country have turned their focus to this population of youth and young adults, ages 16-24, who are not in school and do not have a diploma. Seven percent of all people age 16-24 in this country fall into this category, and California’s rate is even higher, at 11.6 percent. The youth who are disconnected from education frequently find themselves disconnected from the economy.

As the middle-skill job need increases in the next decade through the retirement of experienced baby boomers and general demand for these jobs rising, this country cannot afford to allow for such a large segment of its population to remain disconnected. Connecting this population with skilled employment is not just the right thing to do, but the smart thing to do. For business, for the youth of the country, and for the nation as a whole.

Communications Details

The date and details of this communications strategy are forthcoming.

Participating Organizations

  • Workforce Development Council – Conference of Mayors
  • California Workforce Association

CWA Events

Mar 01

Partnerships That Unlock Social Mobility – Ventura

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Poinsettia Pavilion Ventura CA United States
Mar 02

Partnerships That Unlock Social Mobility – LAX

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Los Angeles Airport Marriott Los Angeles CA United States
Mar 03

Day at the Capitol 2017 Prep Call

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 03

Day at the Capitol 2017 Prep Call

March 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mar 06

Partnerships That Unlock Social Mobility – Central Coast

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monterey Marriott Monterey CA United States

CWA Business

Mar 15

Capacity Building Committee Call

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mar 16

Opportunities Committee Call

March 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 21

Legislative Committee Call

March 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mar 23

Executive Committee Call

March 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Apr 12

Capacity Building Committee Call

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Other Workforce Events

Mar 03

Day at the Capitol 2017 Prep Call

March 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 03
Mar 06

Day at the Capitol 2017 Prep Call

March 6 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mar 06