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WEBINAR: "Findings from the National Youth in Transition Database, FFY 2011"

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06/19/12 09:48AM

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New STEM Case Studies Highlight How Schools Build Effective STEM Education Programs and Develop a STEM Culture

TIhe National Career Clusters Institute, the Meeder Consulting Group released nine case studies describing in detail how typical middle and high schools can build upon a strong STEM program to create a school-wide STEM culture. The case studies were developed as part of an ongoing project, the STEM Schools Project, which is an effort to document strategies used by schools – public, middle and high schools, as well as a private high school – to implement project-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) programs like Project Lead The Way and move toward a more widespread adoption of STEM teaching and learning across the entire school.

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06/19/12 09:26AM

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New Research on Certificates and the Workforce

Certificates have swelled to become the second most common postsecondary award in the U.S.: Over 1 million are awarded each year. In the context of concerns about rising college costs and student loan debt, certificates, which are cheaper and take less time to complete than college degrees, have become of increasing interest to researchers, institutions, and other stakeholders in higher education. Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce has written a report to analyze earnings by field of study, sex, race/ethnicity, and program length. One of the most important factors that affects earnings is whether certificate holders work in the same occupational field they studied in. They also analyze the institutions that most commonly award certificates—such as community colleges and for-profit institutions—and the states where certificates are most prevalent and provide the highest earnings returns.

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06/14/12 12:04PM

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FEMA works to prepare Youth for Disasters

Federal Emergency Management Agency(FEMA), the U.S. Department of Education and the American Red Cross are currently working on a national strategic plan for youth preparedness implementation, in addition to coordinating on youth-related events, programs and outreach.

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06/14/12 09:26AM

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Heldrich Center Newsletter: College Graduates in a Troubled Economy

A new nationally representative survey of 571 graduates from four-year colleges and universities from the classes of 2006 through 2010 documents the difficulties young people encountered as they entered a volatile labor market that eventually plunged into a deep recession. While graduates are satisfied with their decision to complete a four-year degree, a large percentage reports they are struggling to find full-time, permanent jobs with benefits that will lead to fulfilling careers. The survey found that 53% of the graduates in the survey are working full time, and 21% are attending graduate or professional school. Fourteen percent are either unemployed (7%) or employed part time and looking for full-time work (7%). The median salary of all employed recent graduates in their first full-time job after finishing school is $30,000. College graduates who obtained their first job during the recession in 2009-10 suffered a 10% “penalty” in reduced starting salaries compared to those who entered the workforce in 2006 and 2007. The survey also shows that half of all recent graduates are working in jobs that did not require a B.A. or B.S. degree. Yet, 62% believe they will need even more formal education if they are to be successful in their chosen career

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05/23/11 09:49AM

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HUD ENCOURAGES NATION’S HOUSING AUTHORITIES TO CELEBRATE FATHERS

With the help of hundreds of public housing authorities across the nation, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is taking Father’s Day to a whole new level. HUD appealed to the nation’s 3,200 public housing authorities to host Father’s Day 2011 on Saturday, June 18th – a day to celebrate fatherhood, family and to support fathers in staying connected with their children. These public housing agencies are inviting fathers and their children who live in the public housing or the surrounding community to day-long events with a two-fold purpose – to provide fun activities to support the bonding of fathers and their children and simultaneously connecting fathers to economic development resources. Federal partners, including the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, United States Department of Agriculture, and the Departments of Education and Justice, are asking their local grantees and offices to offer on-site information and services such as employment resources, healthcare consultation and legal counseling. In some cities, participants will meet athletes from the NFL and NBA, who will join in on the fun while others will receive free books from the Read it LOUD Program. To date nearly 200 housing authorities in 33 states will participate in Fathers Day 2011 and are partnering with other organizations including the NFL, NBA, Boys & Girls Club of America, and the National Fatherhood Initiative (NFI), an organization created in 1993 to raise the awareness of the importance of fathers. Together, these groups are delivering a clear message — America needs dads.

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05/23/11 09:41AM

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FlashFax January 7, 2011

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01/12/11 04:13PM

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Selected News and Sound Clips for the Day -- January 6, 2011 Edition

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01/12/11 03:56PM

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Funding & Sustainability

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10/12/10 11:59AM

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Innovation & Partnerships

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10/12/10 11:52AM

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President Obama Speaks at the Community College Forum

President Obama opens an event highlighting the critical role of community colleges in America. For more Information about the White House Community College Summit, visit www.whitehouse.gov/communitycollege

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10/06/10 01:25PM

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My Skills My Future

The Department of Labor launched a new job site called My Skills My Future, which is designed to be a comprehensive resource for Americans looking for work. The site combines job listings from around the country with postings about training programs related to your desired profession.

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09/20/10 10:42AM

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Pima County, AZ-A Blueprint for the Successful Reintegration of Young Offenders into the Community

Each year, Juvenile Courts in the United States handle roughly1.6 million delinquency cases and an estimated 144,000 youth are placed in juvenile correctional facilities. Youth in the juvenile justice system have high probabilities of returning to crime. Further, juvenile offenders do not return evenly to communities across the United States, but rather return disproportionately to high-crime, high-poverty areas. The social support system in such communities is typically overwhelmed by the volume of returning offenders. The Employment and Training Administration awarded three categories of grants to provide selected state and local governments and an intermediary organization the opportunity to develop comprehensive strategies for serving all young offenders returning to a city or county. Five Young Offender Planning Grants of approximately $300,000 each was awarded to local governments by the Employment & Training Administration. The goal of the planning grants were to allow the selected localities to develop comprehensive blueprints for serving all juvenile and young adult offenders returning from correctional facilities. The Department’s intent in funding these planning grants was to enable communities to use resources outside of these grants to fully fund the plans that they develop. This initiative set into motion the planning, partnerships building, and the developing of programmatic activities necessary to help reduce recidivism while expanding opportunities for individual success through education, training, and employment. Here are the DRAFT blueprints.

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09/07/10 12:52PM

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County of Los Angeles Young Offender Re-entry Planning Grant Outline

Each year, Juvenile Courts in the United States handle roughly1.6 million delinquency cases and an estimated 144,000 youth are placed in juvenile correctional facilities. Youth in the juvenile justice system have high probabilities of returning to crime. Further, juvenile offenders do not return evenly to communities across the United States, but rather return disproportionately to high-crime, high-poverty areas. The social support system in such communities is typically overwhelmed by the volume of returning offenders. The Employment and Training Administration awarded three categories of grants to provide selected state and local governments and an intermediary organization the opportunity to develop comprehensive strategies for serving all young offenders returning to a city or county. Five Young Offender Planning Grants of approximately $300,000 each was awarded to local governments by the Employment & Training Administration. The goal of the planning grants were to allow the selected localities to develop comprehensive blueprints for serving all juvenile and young adult offenders returning from correctional facilities. The Department’s intent in funding these planning grants was to enable communities to use resources outside of these grants to fully fund the plans that they develop. This initiative set into motion the planning, partnerships building, and the developing of programmatic activities necessary to help reduce recidivism while expanding opportunities for individual success through education, training, and employment. Here are the DRAFT blueprints.

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09/07/10 12:42PM

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Helping Youth Transition September CoP Webinar 9/15/2010

Community of Practice Webinar / Dialogue Wednesday, September 15th, 2:30 – 4:00 (EST) Preparing our Future Workforce- It is the charge of the Department of Labor’s Division of Youth Services (DYS) to develop policy, provide guidance, and provide technical assistance to states, local areas, and youth service providers in order to increase employment outcomes and educational attainments for youth participating in DOL-funded programs. This investment is critical and assists in preparing our Nation’s youth for meaningful careers as they transition to adulthood. Join the staff of the Division of Youth Services as they provide an overview of their current portfolio, examples of their partnership efforts, and future funding opportunities. We invite you to share your collaborations that are helping youth transition into employment. For questions or to make a Solutions Desk request for Technical Assistance, email us at: solutionsdesk@ou.edu To access previous PowerPoint presentations and other materials and resources identified during webinars, visit the Solutions Desk Website.

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08/30/10 12:55PM

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Ad Council and Dollar General Literacy Foundation Launch Campaign to Encourage Young Adults to Achieve their GED Diploma

The Advertising Council and the Dollar General Literacy Foundation joined to launch a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to provide high school dropouts with access to information that will get them started on the road to a GED Diploma. The campaign shows viewers that "You can take the first step" and directs them to a toll free number 877-38-YOURGED and a new website, www.yourged.org, available in English and Spanish. The site provides visitors with free referrals to local GED programs and information on the GED Diploma process. The campaign also has a mobile component. Young adults can text 69222 from their cell phones and receive messages about the three literacy centers closest to them.

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07/20/10 12:13PM

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Are you taking advantage of Webinar Learning?

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07/16/10 02:53PM

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Webinar Invitation: AHA! Allied Health Access: How to Develop Programs for Youth in Allied Health Careers

The purpose of this Webinar is to introduce the Allied Health Access Guidebook to the youth program planners and service providers. The Guidebook provides practical information about allied health occupations in order to create or expand programs and services leading to allied health opportunities. The Webinar will introduce some promising practices from the field and resources to assist in local area program development. The health care industry as a whole - and especially the allied health care sector - has great promise for employing youth and young adults. Occupations in the allied health care field are not only in hospitals and doctors' offices. There are growing numbers of positions needed in long-term care facilities, rural and urban health care centers and clinics, specialty facilities in rehabilitation therapies, firms providing administrative services to insurance companies, medical and dental practices, and many more. For these reasons, an allied health career can be an excellent field for youth who are at-risk, out-of-school, or have some other barrier to employment. Initial entry into the field is relatively easy, but it is important that the various career pathways that are available beyond these entry-level positions are presented. With the right support and encouragement, many individuals may find a successful long-term career in allied health. Although the beginning of the path may be an entry-level position, additional education and professional development can quickly lead to ever-increasing levels of responsibility and compensation.

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07/16/10 02:08PM

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How are you getting your information on Youth and the Workforce

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07/06/10 05:56PM

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