The Youth@Work 2019 Conference – Planet Shakers
Hilton Long Beach
January 22 – 24, 2019
Sponsored by the California Workforce Association

The Youth@Work Conference will address formidable issues facing youth and young adults in preparing for work even in today’s robust economy. Our theme, Planet Shakers, refers to the potential of all youth to change the planet, and our role to ensure this next generation is fully participating as disrupters (and not as the disrupted) in the technology driven economy that is unfolding around us. As ever, the challenge is to   help youth create viable economic futures, meaningful careers and life success trajectories in the context of this emerging future.

The Youth@Work 2019 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.

Youth Leadership Track

CWA strongly encourages youth 16 – 24 enrolled in workforce programs to participate in our special Youth Leadership Track. Registered youth may attend any and all functions and sessions during the Conference. Youth attendees often find their participation at the Conference to be a life changing experience.

Dwight Brydie Youth Scholarship

The California Workforce Association has established a youth scholarship program to assist in-program youth in California in achieving their educational and employment goals for the future. The $1000 scholarships are awarded yearly during the California Workforce Association’s Youth Conference – Youth@Work. Click here for application and details

Conference Exhibiting and Sponsorship

The Youth@Work conference is one of 3 major capacity building conferences that the California Workforce Association presents. We provide many opportunities for organizations share tools, and programs that support and enhance the work the workforce system, and practitioners are delivering to our communities. Exhibitors and sponsors have many options to share out their information and details to our conference attendees, from in-person exhibiting, advertising within our conference program or sponsorship of one or more of our many unique special events that occur during our three-day conferences. To learn more, go to Youth@Work 2019 Exhibiting | Sponsorships

General Conference FAQs

For the most frequently asked conference questions go to Conference FAQs

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