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Join ETA’s Youth Team for a LIVE CHAT Wednesday, April 10th at 2pm EST: Providing a Menu of Activities for Youth in WIA Programs: Challenges and Triumphs

Posted by Maisha Meminger - On April 08, 2013 (EST)



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On April 10, 2013  Carla Sash said:
What ideas are there to combat the barriers of poor social skills or lack of appropriate social skills in youth maintaining employment?


On April 10, 2013  Charline Linhorst said:
What approaches are you using to stay in contact with your youth? Does anyone use the social medias such as: Facebook, twitter etc.?


On April 10, 2013  Karen Masters said:
We utilize email and texting in many cases to communicate with our students. They seem to prefer the text method


On April 10, 2013  Karen Masters said:
@ Carla.. Many times, role play workshops can help youth overcome inappropriate social skills


On April 10, 2013  Kristi Evans said:
Texting and emailing receive the best response from youth. I have used Facebook to contact youth that have been out of touch for a few weeks.


On April 10, 2013  Carla Sash said:
@Charles..we utilize social media and text messaging as this seems to be the most popular method.


On April 10, 2013  Carla Sash said:
@Charles..we utilize social media and text messaging as this seems to be the most popular method.


On April 10, 2013  Carla Sash said:
@Charles..we utilize social media and text messaging as this seems to be the most popular method.


On April 10, 2013  Sidney Gilman said:
There are still many jobs in the healthcare sector for high school students and those who have already graduated from high school. One must take an online course for a national certificate in one of the healthcare subjects or go to a nearby community college. Students and parents are invited to inquire at 1-800-441-8748. More at www.condensedcurriculum.com


On April 10, 2013  Sue Honcharuk said:
In Indiana we have implemented the JAG Program, Jobs for America's Graduates, a national model. It focuses on employability skills as well as personal and social skills. It hits all 10 of the WIA youth elements and has a great data system to prove your hard work and excellent results. Data is great for grant writing too. It also engages school partners with our one stop system.


On April 10, 2013  Sue Honcharuk said:
In Indiana we have implemented the JAG Program, Jobs for America's Graduates, a national model. It focuses on employability skills as well as personal and social skills. It hits all 10 of the WIA youth elements and has a great data system to prove your hard work and excellent results. Data is great for grant writing too. It also engages school partners with our one stop system.


On April 10, 2013  Sidney Gilman said:
There are still many jobs in the healthcare sector for high school students and those who have already graduated from high school. One must take an online course for a national certificate in one of the healthcare subjects or go to a nearby community college. Students and parents are invited to inquire at 1-800-441-8748. More at www.condensedcurriculum.com


On April 10, 2013  Darnell Thoms said:
@Charline I use FB all the time to put out information, I attach links for them to click on


On April 10, 2013  Darnell Thoms said:
We used the Cohort approach, where we brought clients in, in groups of 30 ... it created a bond, and a competition between them.


On April 10, 2013  Ashley Nichalson said:
We also utilize texting in order to communicate with the youth, that seems to be their preference. Facebook has been the predominant social media, but the Twitter following is growing. LinkedIn is still unknown to many of the youth that I have worked with.


On April 10, 2013  Kristina Savoy said:
Thank you for all of your feedback on engaging our WIA clients. We have also integrated an onsite pre-provider orientation to ensure that our youth are motivated, encouraged, and engaged before beginning provider sessions.


On April 10, 2013  Elke Hardt said:
Do any of you work at a community college? Or partner with community colleges? I am a relatively new CTE advisor in Texas and interested in somehow becoming involved.


On April 10, 2013  Evan Rosenberg said:
From DOL: We are experiencing technical difficulties with the chat feature and sincerely apologize. We are excited to see your innovation in starting the chat on our comment page. We are here on the comment page to join you and answer any questions you may have. In order to see the most updated comments please periodically refresh this page.


On April 10, 2013  Diane Ornelas said:
We give our youth workshops and teach them the different skills needed to allow them to be successful in their life, from how to present and conduct themselves to how to make sure they are meeting employer expectations.


On April 10, 2013  Kristyn Nichelson said:
just a test


On April 10, 2013  Kristyn Nichelson said:
Can you share more details on this Kristina Savoy: We have also integrated an onsite pre-provider orientation to ensure that our youth are motivated, encouraged, and engaged before beginning provider sessions.


On April 10, 2013  Kristyn Nichelson said:
We do a lot of 1-on-1 type of interaction with our youth. I would like to find more ways to engage youth in attending workshops that are held at our service center as well as out in the community. I feel that money is a big motivator, but I want them to get more out of it that a few dollars in their pocket. What do others do to keep them engaged in the program and see the benefit in enrolling?


On April 10, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:
Are there any questions for DOL??


On April 10, 2013  Karen Masters said:
We look at many of the job search websites before each workshop to see if there are any new active job postings plus we carry a box of paper applications for local businesses to each workshop so the participants can look through and fill them out.


On April 10, 2013  Evelyn Cooksey said:
Kristyn how do you get the financial resources to give the youth a stipend for attending your workshops


On April 10, 2013  Pam Regan said:
I would also like to hear more about the pre-provider orientations. I am relatively new in my position and am unfamiliar with these.


On April 10, 2013  Steve Wright said:
@ Kristyn, in CO some of our local regions will offer VIP/early access to youth hiring events as an incentive for youth that complete workshops.


On April 10, 2013  Evan Rosenberg said:
From DOL: Again, we apologize for the technical difficulties with the chat. While we are thrilled to see that this discussion has taken place on the comment page, typically we have an instant message-type chat feature to share this type of information, but unfortunately it's not working today. We will reschedule this chat for a future date and post the new invitation on the Youth Connections home page.


On April 10, 2013  Evelyn Cooksey said:
To DOL:Thank you for the update the instant message works better. How will you notify us of the rescheduled date?


On April 10, 2013  Maisha Meminger said:
We will post a new date for the CHAT on the CoP soon, it will most likely be next week. In the meantime if you want to sign up for an instant feed, please do so on our page. Check the bottom and hit RSS feed to sign up



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