YOUTH@WORK 2018 “Inspiring Minds, Changing Lives!”

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Youth@Work 2018 Call for Proposals

CWA has opened its Call for Proposals for Youth@Work 2018 conference, January 9-11, 2018, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sacramento, CA. The Youth@Work Conference will address formidable issues facing youth and young adults in preparing for work in today’s economy, especially youth who face additional obstacles in connecting to employment that leads to viable economic futures and meaningful careers.  Although attendees hail from a variety of youth serving organizations, youth program designers and youth policy makers, all share the common purpose of Inspiring Minds and Changing Lives!
The Youth@Work 2018 Conference will provide a series of plenary speakers, panels, workshops and discussion sessions to help meet the challenges that youth providers, regions, local workforce development boards, community colleges, adult education, and other agencies and organizations face in providing effective services to WIOA eligible and other opportunity youth. Scroll down to view more of the Youth@Work 2018 Call for Proposals details, or click this link to download the complete proposal submission document Youth@Work 2018 Call for Proposals
Deadline for proposal submission is November 1, 2017

Proposal Section Content

TARGET AUDIENCE
PREPARING YOUR WORKSHOP PROPOSAL
SUGGESTED TOPICS
DEADLINE & NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE
CONFERENCE HOTEL
ANTICIPATED ATTENDANCE & CONFERENCE INFO
QUESTIONS?

TARGET AUDIENCE
The Conference brings together educators, youth practitioners, program supervisors and managers, workforce development professionals, and youth policy makers involved in youth employment, training and education programs. This includes programs that assist transitioning foster youth, adjudicated youth, youth with disabilities, as well as CTE programs, ROP and adult education programs.

PREPARING YOUR WORKSHOP PROPOSAL
Proposals may include strategies, approaches, innovations, methods, tools, and insights that help better serve WIOA eligible and other at risk-  youth. This may include the expanded use of work based learning, dropout prevention and recovery strategies, summer job and pre-apprenticeship programs, basic skills programs, internships, on-the-job training opportunities, financial literacy, and entrepreneurial skills training.
We strongly encourage the inclusion of youth in presentations where appropriate, as well as sessions designed and led by youth.
Most workshop sessions will be 60 minutes, although one set will be 75 minutes.

SUGGESTED TOPICS
Program Designs
Youth Centered Program Designs & Principles; Youth Cultural Competencies; Designs that Capture and Incorporate Youth Perspectives
Recruiting Out-of-School Youth
Effective Outreach Strategies; Youth Centers; Communicating with At-Risk and Disconnected Youth
Work Experience in the Context of the New Economy
Connecting youth with self-employment and other 1099 and gig economy opportunities
Use of Social Media, Online Learning, Software and Mobile Apps
Online Training and Other Online Resources; Using Technology to Engage Youth in CTE; Using Mobile Apps for Job Search, for Career Exploration; for Youth Engagement; for Training, (and any other cool mobile apps relevant to our work)
Work Readiness
Best practices in work and job readiness; teaching employers how to supervise youth, unique bridge/ onramp programs
Career Pathways
Initiatives that connect education and training programs that enable individuals to secure a job or advance in a demand industry or occupation, and best practices that help construct or point to Pathways.
Earn and Learn Models
Internships, Work Experience and OJT Development; Youth Entrepreneurship; Transitions from College to Careers
Serving Youth with Disabilities
Outreach to Youth with Disabilities; Integrated Employment and Accommodations in the Work Place; Person Centered Planning
Justice Involved Youth
Approaches, Guides, Manuals and Tips for serving Justice Involved Youth;
What Youth Need After Incarceration 
Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs and Partnership Models
High School Bridge Program; Multi-Craft Partnerships; Youth Pre-Apprenticeship Programs; and Professional and Community Partnerships
Sector Approaches, Employer Engagement and Business Led Youth Initiatives
Garnering Employer Participation; Partnerships with business (e.g. Starbucks); business engagement strategies
Youth Assessment
Evaluations of Youth Program Effectiveness, ROI and Other Positive Program Outcomes
Transitioning Foster Youth
Best Practices in Helping Foster Youth Transition into Employment
Fiscal Management & Administration
Fiscal Management; Youth Procurement

DEADLINE: Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017
Proposers are encouraged to submit prior to the deadline.
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Applicants will be notified on or about this date.

CONFERENCE HOTEL
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 447-1700
Rates: $179/ single or double
Hotel Reservations:
Click Here To Reserve Your Room NOW! 
or call 1-800-325-3535 & mention the CWA Youth@Work Conference.
Presenters are responsible for making their own hotel reservations. We strongly advise you to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible, since we expect the hotel block to sell out.  

REGISTERING AS A WORKSHOP PRESENTER
All workshop presenters must register for the Conference!
While we greatly appreciate the contribution of our presenters, CWA cannot financially underwrite presenters’ participation. Please cooperate by abiding by presenter registration policies.
FULL CONFERENCE PRESENTER RATE $470
Includes three-day access to all Conference sessions and meals.
ONE DAY PRESENTER RATE $350
I am attending other Conference sessions and functions but only on the day of my presentation.
ONLY PRESENTING MY WORKSHOP No Charge
I am coming only to present my session. I will not be participating in any other Conference sessions or function
YOUTH RATE (must be participating in a WIOA youth program) $365

 

ANTICIPATED ATTENDANCE
We anticipate that well over 500 individuals will attend the Conference along with approximately 50 youth participants.
CONFERENCE INFO
To register for the Conference, to make hotel reservations, to find out about sponsoring or exhibiting, or for additional Conference information, go to: http://calworkforce.org/youth-conference/

 

PROPOSAL OR PROGRAM QUESTIONS
John Baker, 512-689-8177, corefactors@gmail.com 
REGISTRATION ISSUES
Monica Sobala, msobala@calworkforce.org 
SPONSOR OR EXHIBIT INQUIRIES
Megan Bailey, mbailey@calworkforce.org

 

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