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.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, Nov 9, 2018 |CLICK HERE> Call for Proposals YOUTH 2019

PROPOSAL SECTION CONTENT

Target Audience
Preparing Your Workshop Proposal
Suggested Topics
Deadline & Notification of Acceptance
Conference Hotel

Presenter Registration
Anticipated Attendance & Conference Info

TARGET AUDIENCE

Attendees come from a variety of youth serving organizations, youth program designers and youth policy makers. This includes educators, youth practitioners, program supervisors and managers, workforce development professionals, and youth policy makers involved in youth employment, training and education programs, as well as those who assist transitioning foster youth, adjudicated youth, youth with disabilities, CTE program faculty, and staff from 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.

SUGGESTED TOPICS (Note: Most workshop sessions will be 60 minutes)

Program Designs

Programs that resonate and attract the youth of today (including Youth Centered Program Designs & Principles that incorporate Youth Cultural Competencies, and that capture and incorporate youth perspectives)

Youth Recruitment

Strategies that attract and capture the attention and imagination of youth especially at-risk and disconnected youth (that reach & impact youth most in need of assistance)

Work Experience in the Context of the New Economy

Connecting youth with self-employment and emerging economy opportunities

Use of Social Media, Online Learning, Software and Mobile Apps

Any cool mobile apps relevant to our work…online training; online resources; online career exploration; online job search, online counseling and follow-up, etc.

Work Readiness

Best and next practices in helping youth become work and job ready; innovative ways of teaching employers how to supervise youth; as well as unique bridge/ onramp programs

Career Pathways

Initiatives that connect programs to career pathways and that enable youth to secure a job and/ or advance in a demand occupation or industry, and best practices that help construct Pathways

Earn and Learn Models

Internships, Work Experience and OJT Development; Youth Entrepreneurship; Transitions from College to Careers, etc.

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;

Addressing multiple youth needs post incarceration 

Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs and Partnership Models

Youth Apprenticeship & Pre-Apprenticeship Programs; High School Bridge Program; Multi-Craft Partnerships; 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 and Evaluation

Evaluations of Youth Program Effectiveness, ROI and Other Positive Program Outcomes

Transitioning Foster Youth 

Best Practices in Helping Foster Youth Transition into Employment and success trajectories

Fiscal Management & Administration Related to WIOA

Fiscal Management; Youth Procurement

DEADLINE & NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, Nov 9, 2018

Proposers are encouraged to submit prior to the deadline.

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: December 1, 2018

Applicants will be notified on or about this date.

CONFERENCE HOTEL

Hilton Long Beach

701 West Ocean Blvd.

Long Beach, CA 90831

Rates: $169/ single or double (rooms at this discounted rate will sell out)

Hotel Reservations: http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/L/LGBLHHF-CW2-20190121/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Or, call 1-800-HILTONS

Group Name: CWA Youth @ Work 2019

Group Code: CW2

Cutoff Date: December 21, 2018

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.  

PRESENTER REGISTRATION

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 $510

Includes three-day access to all Conference sessions, functions and meals.

ONE DAY PRESENTER RATE $390

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) $400

ANTICIPATED ATTENDANCE & CONFERENCE INFO

ANTICIPATED ATTENDANCE

We anticipate that well over 500+ will attend the Conference along with approximately 50 youth participants.

CONFERENCE INFO

To register for the Conference, to make hotel reservations, and for additional Conference information, go to: https://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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